Category Archives: Croatia

Tales from the East

Over the years I’ve been writing about wine I found my role has changed. Back in the mid 1990s when I first went freelance, there were still a lot of really quite poor wines for sale, so the job of … Continue reading

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Vinistra 2016

I’ve been president of the judging for the Vinistra wine competition for three years now.  Here is a little youtube video of what it’s all about.  I appear ( speaking in English at around 2.45mins in

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A Taste of Istria

Latest blog post for The Wine Society about the stunningly beautiful food and wine lovers’ paradise that is the region of Istria. http://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-wine-regions-obscure-wine-regions-istria?utm_source=list&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest_news_20160606&utm_content=cta_link6_b&LogValue=http://content.email.thewinesociety.com/?IDXn73Ig1dmXlta8xfY.xOwLnHWEpiatI&

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The Blue Danube

If you are interested in the wines of Serbia, this site is a great resource.  The owner has written a piece on masterclass I held in Timisoara in November for the Ro Vin Hud wine fair in aid of a fantastic charity called … Continue reading

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A Grape Dispute

Here is my latest article on Istria, region located mainly in Croatia but also in Slovenia and Italy.  Its distinct regional identity has enabled producers to work together across national boundaries – co-operation that is quite unusual in the formerly collectivised … Continue reading

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Time to be Taken Seriously

My latest article for Harpers on the current picture and potential in emerging countries from Eastern Europe. I genuinely believe the time has come for these countries who have quality, fair prices ( us usually though not always) and an … Continue reading

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Gold Rush – Vinous Treasure Trove of the Balkans

A few words about the masterclass I led at The Balkan International Wine Competition 2014 Caroline Gilby – Master of Wine from Great Britain has presented the masterclass entitled: ‘Gold Rush – the vinous treasure trove of the Balkans’. It was … Continue reading

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