Violić – Dingač 201521-04-2017

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>

A Poletti taste of Istria04-04-2017

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

50 years of the Postup appellation22-03-2017

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>

Talking about Croatia15-07-2016

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>

In The Glass – Šember – Rajnski Rizling 201129-05-2016

Croatian wine regions don’t roll easily off the tongue and thus Šember from Plešivica might be tough for the Anglophone mouth to get wrapped around. This is a shame as their winery offers up some... more>
Zlatan in his winery, courtesy of Zlatan Otok

RIP Zlatan Plenković19-03-2016

Last Thursday, March 17th, while many were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a legend of Croatian wine, Zlatan Plenković died while on a ferry traveling from Split to the island of Hvar. It’s a tragic loss... more>

Plešivica: Croatia’s unsung wine hero10-03-2016

It may be the smallest wine region in Croatia, but in many ways it’s the most ground-breaking and compelling. Plešivica is a green, hilly region some 30km southwest from Zagreb. It’s often overlooked when compared... more>

The rest of 201605-01-2016

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>

The Lasina of Bibich & Sladić11-11-2015

Hop around the Balkans for even a short time and you get to make friends with a lot of new grapes. While those in the know have possibly heard of Plavac Mali or that Zinfandel... more>

The Paradox of wine in Split, Croatia18-05-2015

In Spain, many wine bars have sprung up in recent years as many people looked at their glass of 3€ a bottle Rioja that they’re drinking in say, Barcelona and asked, “Why am I drinking... more>
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