Editor's Letter | November 2016 / by Brian Yost

Can you believe it is already November? In wine country throughout the northern hemisphere, the days are growing shorter, the leaves have fallen from the trees, the harvest is largely complete, and winter fast approaches. We hope to distract you from the chilly mornings and gray fall days with this edition of  Wine Tourist Magazine.

This month we have a great lineup from some of our best writers as we concentrate exclusively on Europe and primarily Eastern Europe. Chris Boiling asks the question, “Are Tokaji wines still king?” and travels to Hungary in search of the answer. Taking a culinary turn, Kristy Wenz continues our exploration of Hungary with a deep dive into goulash and, as Kristy points out, it is “not your mother’s goulash (unless she’s Hungarian).”

Further south, Zina Sorensen takes us on a journey along one of the world’s oldest wine roads as it winds through Bulgaria’s Melnik and Struma Valley Wine Region. Remaining in the Balkans, Aloisia Dauer explains that there are more than legends of Dracula in Romania’s centuries old wine region of Transylvania. Then a little further west, Chris Boiling goes on a pilgrimage to Jeruzalem, which happens to be a beautiful wine village in the heart of a Slovenian region famous for its white wines.

We hope you enjoy the November edition of Wine Tourist Magazine and we want to remind you to reach out to us with your feedback. If there is something you want us to cover, we will do our best to go there.

Leaving the Balkans, Marc Supsic of Wine Living takes on a trip to Santorini, Greece through the lens of his video camera. Much further west, Canadian travel writer Veronica Leonard tells us about her wine cruise along Germany’s Mosel River.

Of course, we have much more. Six members of our extended community have contributed “Be a #winetourist” community page. We also have more of Michael Green’s Winetoons. Finally, we offer you a review of Hillary Zio’s recently published book, The Unfiltered Guide to Working in Wine.

We hope you enjoy the November edition of Wine Tourist Magazine and we want to remind you to reach out to us with your feedback. If there is something you want us to cover, we will do our best to go there. Alternately, if you are interested in contributing to the magazine, please let us know. We really do want to hear from you.

Cheers!