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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 »

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 »

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 »

How to taste Teran

by  |  22-08-2014

I want to love Teran, really I do, but I don’t even know what to call it at this point. The wines bearing this name had been made in Istria, Croatia for some time, but... more » I want to love Teran, really I do, but I don’t even... more »

Tasting and visiting Clai

by  |  05-11-2013

A little while back, we had the chance to traipse around Istria and catch up on many of the wineries that we either weren’t able to see or simply didn’t exist during our last visit... more » A little while back, we had the chance to traipse around Istria... more »

Vinistra 2013

by  |  11-07-2013

In May, we attended Vinistra. This was their 20th edition of the fair, but this isn’t just an organization that puts on a fair each year to show the regional products of the Istrian Peninsula.... more » In May, we attended Vinistra. This was their 20th edition of the... more »

The Vinologue-Torrassos extravaganza

by  |  02-07-2013

Much like any region, if you go to enough wine related events, you end up bumping in to the same people. This is typically a good thing as you’re all there for wine and wine... more » Much like any region, if you go to enough wine related events,... more »

In The Glass: Matošević Alba Barrique 2004

by  |  02-06-2013

While paying a visit to Ivica Matošević’s winery last month, we tasted our way through all his labels and, at one point he pulled out a bottle of 2004 Malvazija. The reason for opening this... more » While paying a visit to Ivica Matošević’s winery last month, we tasted... more »

In The Glass: Trapan Che non Che 2011

by  |  06-05-2013

On the first night of arrival at this year’s Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival, I shared Catalan and Istrian bottles with Goran and Alen from Taste of Croatia at the Hole in One Pub in the... more » On the first night of arrival at this year’s Zagreb Wine Gourmet... more »

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend 2013

by  |  01-05-2013

Last year, I went to the first Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend which was something of a continuation of the event from previous years, but under a slightly different name and organizer. You can read all... more » Last year, I went to the first Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend which... more »