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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 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 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 posted a really nice picture on their Facebook wall of Svirče and the lavender growing wild around it. It was quite pleasing and made us want to go... more » Last week, the folks from Carić Winery posted a really nice picture... more »

Sampling Crljenak

by  |  20-04-2011

Crljenak (Kaštelanski) is not the easiest wine to find, at least in Croatia. In California, it’s Zinfandel and in Italy, it’s Primitivo. These are pretty much household names at this point. But in Croatia, where... more » Crljenak (Kaštelanski) is not the easiest wine to find, at least in... more »

Jelsa, Hvar: Tomić & Duboković

by  |  08-10-2010

This is an article from our archives that was previously run on another site in July, 2007. We visited two winemakers in the town of Jelsa on Hvar: Tomić and Duboković. While there are some... more » This is an article from our archives that was previously run on... more »