When I wrote about the passing of Zlatan Plenković last year, I made mention that his wines and in reality, a wine of Plavac Mali were largely responsible for moving me into a broader appreciation of this lovely liquid overall. I came back from Croatia in 2004, electrified to the idea of drinking Plavac Mali. Then, after finding it in the US and having a few bottles of different vintages, I wasn’t as amazed. Then upon returning to Croatia for the book research and tasting throughout 2007, I fell back […]

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