The Crljenak Showdown22-06-2012

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>

Enjoying Plovac Mali and other Croatian islandisms03-02-2012

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>

Defining Prošek26-09-2011

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>

Croatian wine tasting at the Barrel Room23-08-2011

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>

On Hvar Island29-07-2011

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>

Jelsa and 19th century wine from Hvar01-07-2011

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>

Looking on the beauty of Hvar28-06-2011

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>

Sampling Crljenak20-04-2011

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>

Jelsa, Hvar: Tomić & Duboković08-10-2010

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>