New app for Croatian wine and food pairing

Have you heard about the new Android app called Cro-wine? Cheers and let’s check it out! [Read more…]

Pink Day Zagreb

Festival će se održati u petak, 8.3. 2013. u Muzeju za umjetnost i obrt, a bit će u cijelosti posvećen vinu, ženama, ženskom zdravlju, kulturi (promocija knjige „Žene nikad ne stare“, I. Caputo, Planetopija), umjetnosti (izložba „Staklo, moje drugo tijelo“ G. Drinković) i ružičastim vinima i pjenušcima u suradnji s hrvatskim i inozemnim vinarima. [Read more…]

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival 2012

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend is a new international festival of wine and food which will be held in the Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sceinces in Zagreb from April 13 to April 15. [Read more…]

How to Pair Wine With Cookies

Man, with this winter being but a tease, I am doubtful that we’ll have enough time for all the required cookie baking of the season. The smell of freshly baked cookies, no the smell of a house full of freshly baked cookies, is one of winter’s small treasures. [Read more…]

Croatia, Zinfandel Home, Prepares to Join World Wine Battle

When Croatia was part of Yugoslavia, government policies forced farmers to rip out more than 160,000 hectares of vineyards. Ethnic conflicts in the 1990s destroyed thousands more. [Read more…]

Top Wines of 2011 – Part One

Top Wines of 2011 – Below are the first 6 of my 12 most memorable wine experiences of the year (not quite one each month as notes suggest March was drinkably forgettable). It was tough narrowing the shortlist but I have concentrated on the those which were a privilege as well as a pleasure and also have not included multiple vintages or cuvees of the same producer. [Read more…]

Plavac Mali from Croatia

Gary Vaynerchuk’s palate-expanding journey continues today, as he dives into the ancient Croatian grape Plavac Mali, a relative of the well-known Zinfandel grape. [Read more…]

Croatian Wines: Roxanich wines

Roxanich is a fairly new producer (first released vintage was 2005) in the western Istria wine-growing hills of the northern Adriatic coast of Croatia. The clever and catchy name is an adaptation of owner/winemaker Mladen Rožanić’s surname. Part of its appeal is that it reminds me of that great old Police song, “Roxanne”. [Read more…]

Master of Wine event by Rene Bakalovic, part II

Article about our event in sunday edition of Croatian newspaper Jutarnji list on May 29th. [Read more…]

Master of Wine event – evening News on NovaTV

Master of Wine, Richard Bampfield, was recently in Croatia, where he conducted a Master Class and tasting of 43 different wines from all over Croatia. Bampfield noted that many of the wines he tasted would “hold their own” against similar wines produced elsewhere in the world. [Read more…]