Wine and dine events Istria are held throughout the year. Some of wine and dine events Istria are more established and better known while others are locally known. But all wine and dine events Istria, if you ask Frank, are worth visiting. There is only one condition: you need to like eating well and drinking good wines. Taste buds have no reason to be bored in Istria with Frank’s list of the top wine and dine events Istria. Wine and die, I mean dine, Istrian way! [Read more...]
Wine in Croatia
Through Wine in Croatia category, Frank would try to give you an overview of wine experience in Croatia, as well as to recommend wine makers, labels and cellars he finds worth visiting while in Croatia.
Wine quality in Croatia has improved dramatically over the last 20 years. Croatia has many wine-growing regions, but two areas stands out for producing the finest wines of Croatia. North Adriatic region of Istria produces one of the finest white wines in the country, primarily from the Istrian Malvasia grape, a grape native to the region. Dingac region on the Peljesac peninsula is famous for red wines made of Plavac mali grapes, descendant of Zinfandel or Crljenak Kastelanski as it is called in Croatia.
Vinistra, an international wine exhibition, is the official start of May Wine Madness in Istria. It is followed by Open Wine Cellars Day. Throughout the May, Istria celebrates wine, with series of events dedicated to this drink of the gods. Vinistra 2012 will be held in Porec, in sports hall Zatika, on the second weekend of May (11.05 – 13.05.). [Read more...]
Vinistra, association of winegrowers and winemakers of Istria, organizes the first Croatian en primeur wine tasting of young Istrian Malvasia vintage 2011. Event will take place in The Regent Esplanade hotel in Zagreb, on Monday 13th of February 2012. From 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm, it is invitation only part of the event, and is reserved for an industry professionals: [Read more...]
Agrolaguna is a big company from Porec. The company has 65.000 olive trees planted on 220 ha on five locations near Porec; 520 ha of vineyards, farm with 800 sheep. It produces over 100 tons of extra virgin olive oil, over 100 tons of cheese, and over 2 millions liters of wine annually. [Read more...]
Frank really likes wines. More than wines itself, Frank likes the story around the wines, the story of each winemaker and the wines (s)he produces. Behind each and every one there is a story of tradition, hard labour and above all the story of passion. But as Frank has experienced the other day at Korta Katarina Winery, it is not always the case. He simply got disappointed visiting the Korta Katarina Winery. [Read more...]