Scott Tyree, who was most recently at Sepia in Chicago, is especially excited about wines from central and eastern Europe.
"I blind-tasted the earthy 2007 Vinex Slavyantsi Estate Pinot Noir and thought it was from Burgundy, only to find it was a $9 Pinot from Bulgaria."
"2008 Matosevic Alba Malvazija Istarska has a tangy acidity that helps it avoid the fatness that can often be the downfall of this white grape variety."
"Give me some barbecue to go with the peppery, blueberry-scented 2007 Weninger Kékfrankos Sopron."
"The 2008 Aleksandrovic Trijumf Barrique is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Rieslinggreat with scallops or grilled chicken."
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