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Croatian Wines

Violić – Dingač 2015

by  |  21-04-2017

I had the chance to sample this Pelješac wine from Violić recently which was quite interesting as it tastes more of the recent movement by some makers in the generally hearty Dingač region to literally... more » I had the chance to sample this Pelješac wine from Violić recently... more »

A Poletti taste of Istria

by  |  04-04-2017

While at the Grand Tasting in February, in one of the masterclasses, I had the chance to taste the wines of Poletti, a Croatian winery located in Central Istria. Making wine for some six generations,... more » While at the Grand Tasting in February, in one of the masterclasses,... more »
"čuveno vino" very modestly, the "famous wine"

50 years of the Postup appellation

by  |  22-03-2017

When it comes to the “Grand Crus” of Croatia, if people know one, it would be Dingač, although I’m sure even that’s a stretch. There’s nothing shameful in this as Croatia hasn’t done much to... more » When it comes to the “Grand Crus” of Croatia, if people know... more »

Talking about Croatia

by  |  15-07-2016

When living in Spain, it’s difficult to keep up with writing about Croatia, which was actually one of the first regions in Europe that I wrote about and traveled through extensively for the Dalmatia wine... more » When living in Spain, it’s difficult to keep up with writing about... more »

In The Glass – Šember – Rajnski Rizling 2011

by  |  29-05-2016

Croatian wine regions don’t roll easily off the tongue and thus Šember from Plešivica might be tough for the Anglophone mouth to get wrapped around. This is a shame as their winery offers up some... more » Croatian wine regions don’t roll easily off the tongue and thus Šember... more »
Zlatan in his winery, courtesy of Zlatan Otok

RIP Zlatan Plenković

by  |  19-03-2016

Last Thursday, March 17th, while many were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a legend of Croatian wine, Zlatan Plenković died while on a ferry traveling from Split to the island of Hvar. It’s a tragic loss... more » Last Thursday, March 17th, while many were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a... more »

Plešivica: Croatia’s unsung wine hero

by  |  10-03-2016

It may be the smallest wine region in Croatia, but in many ways it’s the most ground-breaking and compelling. Plešivica is a green, hilly region some 30km southwest from Zagreb. It’s often overlooked when compared... more » It may be the smallest wine region in Croatia, but in many... more »

The rest of 2016

by  |  05-01-2016

Continued from yesterday, a few more observations about what’s to come in 2016 in general and outside of Catalonia. Southern France I just received an email from Michel Blanc in Châteauneuf going on at length... more » Continued from yesterday, a few more observations about what’s to come in... more »

The Lasina of Bibich & Sladić

by  |  11-11-2015

Hop around the Balkans for even a short time and you get to make friends with a lot of new grapes. While those in the know have possibly heard of Plavac Mali or that Zinfandel... more » Hop around the Balkans for even a short time and you get... more »

The State of Dalmatian Wines 2015

by  |  13-06-2015

The wines of Dalmatia, Croatia are not terribly well-known and until I wrote a book about them in 2007, I didn’t fully have a grasp of them either despite first tasting them back in 2004.... more » The wines of Dalmatia, Croatia are not terribly well-known and until I... more »