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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 »
"čuveno vino" very modestly, the "famous wine"

50 years of the Postup appellation

by  |  22-03-2017

When it comes to the “Grand Crus” of Croatia, if people know one, it would be Dingač, although I’m sure even that’s a stretch. There’s nothing shameful in this as Croatia hasn’t done much to... more » When it comes to the “Grand Crus” of Croatia, if people know... more »

A tasting in Croatia of Garnacha, Garnatxa, & Grenache

by  |  18-03-2017

We’ve arrived to a day and age wherein I don’t understand how someone can’t appreciate Grenache–if not love it. Sure, there are people who are going to only like white wines, or wines with a... more » We’ve arrived to a day and age wherein I don’t understand how... more »

Label Grand Karakterre 2014

by  |  08-12-2014

Anyone within reach of Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb, Croatia should set aside time this Friday and Saturday to attend the Label Grand Karakterre fair. This Central & Southeastern European fair of organic/natural wines is in... more » Anyone within reach of Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb, Croatia should set aside... 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 »

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend Day III

by  |  15-04-2012

In many cultures, Sunday is a day of rest. For the attendees, exhibitors, and staff at the Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend, after Days I & II it was indeed this, as well as a day... more » In many cultures, Sunday is a day of rest. For the attendees,... more »

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend Day II

by  |  14-04-2012

Coming from Day I, naturally Day II of the Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend was a more smoothly-oiled machine. Everyone had settled in to their tables and more signs had been put up to make sure... more » Coming from Day I, naturally Day II of the Zagreb Wine Gourmet... more »

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend Day I

by  |  13-04-2012

Today was the opening day of the Zagreb wine Gourmet Weekend, a three day event to showcase not only the wines of Croatia, but also the foods. While there are now several regional events, this... more » Today was the opening day of the Zagreb wine Gourmet Weekend, a... more »