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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 » Following up on the just-released Hvar Island Wine Report exploring the state... more »
Photo of Hvar Town, by Elia Varela

The state of wine 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 » Please see the accompanying Tasting Report for these wines of Hvar that’s... 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 » Yet another hot summer arrived in Croatia, but it certainly feels a... 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 » Some time back, we had our first taste of the newly-invigorated Crljenak... 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 » Something that is to be expected, yet still surprising when traversing the... 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 » It’s often the case that Dalmatian Prošek is confused with Italian Prosecco,... 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 » Last night we had the pleasure to attend a nice overview of... more »

On Hvar Island

by  |  29-07-2011

The Croatian tourism mecca. The New Riviera. The New Saint Tropez. Whatever. The accolades for Hvar being geographically fortunate enough to be Hvar continually roll in from tourism promoters around the world. The New York... more » The Croatian tourism mecca. The New Riviera. The New Saint Tropez. Whatever.... more »

Jelsa and 19th century wine from Hvar

by  |  01-07-2011

This Plavac Mali post on Go Hvar was nice reminder about the history of the wine on Hvar, which author Mara is currently exploring. Another interesting item in regards to Hvar wine history is the... more » This Plavac Mali post on Go Hvar was nice reminder about the... more »

Looking on the beauty of Hvar

by  |  28-06-2011

Last week, the folks from Carić Winery in the Hvar island of Croatia posted a really nice picture on their Facebook wall of the village of Svirče and the lavender growing wild around it. It... more » Last week, the folks from Carić Winery in the Hvar island of... more »