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The wines of Hvar, Croatia 2023

by  |  01-12-2022

Please see the accompanying Tasting Report for these wines of Hvar that’s been released together with this region report. The Croatian island of Hvar was more or less how I remembered it. This despite the... more »

A Mediterranean exchange, Priorat on Hvar

by  |  04-11-2022

“Well, we like our wines strong here.” It was a statement that I was to hear in various forms during a recent trip to the island of Hvar on the coast of Croatia. In this... more »

Checking in on Vina Carić

by  |  24-02-2022

While I live by the Mediterranean, the Adriatic is something different and with its own unique charm. Like many things on the lengthy “Was Gonna Do” List of 2020, I was going to be visiting... more »

A chat on the wines of Hvar, Croatia, Mar 14 7PM CET

by  |  12-03-2021

Following up on the just-released Hvar Island Wine Report exploring the state of wine in this corner of Dalmatia, I've invited the president of the Hvar Wine Association Ivana Krstulović-Carić for an online chat this... more »
Photo of Hvar Town, by Elia Varela

The wines on Hvar Island, Croatia 2021

by  |  10-03-2021

Please see the accompanying Tasting Report for these wines of Hvar that’s been released together with this region report. If you’ve not been, Hvar is an achingly beautiful island in Croatia that’s not an exaggeration... more »

A bunch of cool Croatian grapes for the summer

by  |  03-08-2020

Yet another hot summer arrived in Croatia, but it certainly feels a bit different this year. There are far less tourists, which is actually not that bad as you don’t have to elbow your way... more »

The Crljenak/Tribidrag Showdown

by  |  22-06-2012

Some time back, we had our first taste of the newly-invigorated Crljenak being released by Zlatan Plenković. Again, as quick fly-by primer, Crljenak (or Crljenak Kaštelanski or Tribidrag/Pribidrag) is the genetically identical grape to Zinfandel... more »

Enjoying Plovac Mali and other Croatian islandisms

by  |  03-02-2012

Something that is to be expected, yet still surprising when traversing the Croatian islands of Dalmatia, is the change in language. The dialects of Croatian will actually shift in very large degrees from island to... more »

Defining Prošek

by  |  26-09-2011

It’s often the case that Dalmatian Prošek is confused with Italian Prosecco, but they are nothing alike (Prošek is a sweet, dessert wine while Prosecco is a sparkling wine) and they share no grapes in... more »

Croatian wine tasting at the Barrel Room

by  |  23-08-2011

Last night we had the pleasure to attend a nice overview of Croatian wines at newly-opened the Barrel Room (more) in San Francisco. We were mainly along for the ride given that we focus on... more »