Olga’s POV

22 Jul POV: Politics and Wine

With Turkey occupying an ever-growing presence in US media, we want to take this opportunity to speak to what is happening, and how that relates to the Turkish wine industry. Never has there been a greater need for what we do than now. In...

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06 Jul Exciting New Developments in Turkish Wine: a Visit to the Source

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We, at VinoRai, just returned from our annual trip to meet the producers, and this time we brought our customer with us. Andrew Stover from Washington DC, represents Siema Wines, who distribute VinoRai’s portfolio in DC, VA and MD markets, was already an advocate for...

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04 Jul Sad Day for Turkey

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We were in Turkey last week during the Istanbul international airport attack, and we’d like to make a few comments on the tragedy. It was a sad day for Turkey and a setback in the fight against terrorism. We were at dinner near the...

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17 Mar VinoRai Founders Profiled in Up Global’s “Ask An Entrepreneur” Series, Share 4 Tips On Partnering With Foreign Suppliers

VinoRai's co-founders, Olga & Shane Rai, share their experiences in Up Global's "Ask An Entrepreneur" series on what it takes to build successful partnerships with foreign suppliers. Read the full post here: 4 Tips On Partnering With Foreign Suppliers ...

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10 Dec Turkey’s Primary Indigenous Grape Production by Region

Turkey is known to have between 1,200 and 1,500 named grape varietals growing across all of its regions of which around 30 of them (both indigenous and international) produce outstanding wines. Let's briefly explore the main & prized indigenous varietals of Turkey and where they are...

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09 Dec Happy Holidays from us!

Wishing all our suppliers, partners, distributors, staff and well wishers a fabulous holiday season. Let's make this is the best one ever!...

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09 Dec Exploring the Wine Regions of Turkey

While the South East region of modern day Turkey is being hailed as the origin of grape seeds and grape domestication dating back to ~9000 B.C., the wine regions of Turkey today in fact are scattered across this vast, diverse & beautiful country. Before we explore...

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Cappadocia

28 May The New World Discovers the Old World

Did you know that the first wine, which is almost as old as humanity itself, was produced in Asia Minor?  Today, we call these lands Turkey....

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