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Kiridžija – Dingač 2013

by  |  01-08-2017

I have more than a soft spot when it comes to the wines of Vedran Kiridžija. It was exactly a decade ago that I visited him for the first time when researching the Dalmatia book... more » I have more than a soft spot when it comes to the... more »

Violić – Dingač 2015

by  |  21-04-2017

I had the chance to sample this Pelješac wine from Violić recently which was quite interesting as it tastes more of the recent movement by some makers in the generally hearty Dingač region to literally... more » I had the chance to sample this Pelješac wine from Violić recently... more »

In The Glass: Miloš Stagnum Poluslatko 2003

by  |  20-09-2012

It’s a fantastic thing when the wonderfully strange crosses your path by way of an Istrian visiting Spain. Such was the case with this bottle of what I can really only call dessert wine from... more » It’s a fantastic thing when the wonderfully strange crosses your path by... more »

Madirazza Plavac Mali with a side of nostalgia

by  |  28-08-2012

When it comes to what we imbibe, it seems that there are the instances where we’re just trying to fill our stomachs and/or get drunk. Then there are those instances where what we take in... more » When it comes to what we imbibe, it seems that there are... 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 »

In The Glass: Antunović Postup 2010

by  |  27-04-2012

This bottle was picked up while in Zagreb at the Wine Weekend. While Antunović wasn’t present (this bottle is from the almighty & glorious, Vrutak), it’s always interesting to taste a Postup wine as they... more » This bottle was picked up while in Zagreb at the Wine Weekend.... more »

Finding Matković Plavac Mali

by  |  12-03-2012

The Croatian postal system has this ‘fun’ tendency to put smaller towns in to a bigger town’s postal code. Well, actually, most of Europe does this. But, in the case of Matković who is the... more » The Croatian postal system has this ‘fun’ tendency to put smaller towns... more »

Miličić wines, with video!

by  |  13-02-2012

Miličić is an easy winery to find in Potomje, as it’s quite big and continues to get bigger. The amazing thing about this is that Pavo Miličić isn’t starting with the foundations of a former... more » Miličić is an easy winery to find in Potomje, as it’s quite... more »

Vinarija Dingač, the other Dingač

by  |  22-11-2011

This winery (Croatian: vinarija), is the biggest producer in the area. They are able to churn out 1.5 million liters of wine a year, which is more than all the other producers combined. Of course,... more » This winery (Croatian: vinarija), is the biggest producer in the area. They... more »

To Potomje and Kiridžija

by  |  15-11-2011

When you drive around for a half hour in a village with a population less than a metropolitan city block, you start to get frustrated when you can’t find one single vintner. Then, all of... more » When you drive around for a half hour in a village with... more »