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PROKUPAC 2017 AMBELOS AND HUNKAR BEGENDI

Fans of Mediterranean atmosphere have their own quiet harbor in Belgrade. Spending time in the beautiful garden of Mezestoran Dvorište restaurant in the very heart of the city will convince you that Belgrade is certainly a Mediterranean city despite its being hundreds of kilometres away from the sea.

VARINA – LOCAL VERSION OF GRAND CRU IN ŽUPA

If I were asked to name the greatest secrets of Serbian winemaking, I think that I could easily place the entire region of Župa Aleksandrovačka on the top of the list. You are probably thinking what the hell I am talking about now:

ŽUPA TIME-MACHINE : VINEYARD ON KUSAK HILL

It’s Sunday morning. After a cup of good homemade coffee, I set out to meet Bora, a fellow who returned to Župa in order to restore old family vineyards of Prokupac on Kusak hill after 5 years of previous working in the vineyards of Dveri Pax winery in Slovenia. We’re planning to visit those old […]

FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF TAMJANIKA FROM ŽUPA

  I was somewhat hesitant whether to visit Župa during the Župa Harvest Feast. The very thought of festive atmosphere, large crowds, shanzhai products, cheap underwear made in Arilje, soy burgers and plonk sold in plastic bottles brought me close to the brink of cancelling the trip.

MARATHON RUNNERS TAKE THE WINNER’S (WINE) CIRCLE

There is a secret link between wine and running. I personally became aware of this a few years ago when one of the former mayors of Belgrade decided that instead of corruption in city institutions, he should fight alcohol consumption in the city, so he prohibited selling alcoholic beverages on the territory of Belgrade after […]

PINOT NOIR – LOCAL VARIETY OF FRUŠKA GORA AND VRŠAC

Count Alexandre Pierre Odart was born in 1778. He gained world fame thanks to his research work in viticulture. In the period between 1805 and 1840, Count Odart collected 479 grape varieties from 14 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, etc.

WIN ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP TO HUNGARY

It’s time to take a bottle of Hungarian wine, pour it into a glass and taste, then switch laptop on and share your impressions online!

ID CARD – DESPOTIKA VINEYARDS

Despotika Winery is located in the village of Vlaški Do in the vicinity of Smederevska Palanka. This winery features vineyards scattered across two wine regions: Šumadija and Belgrade.

FIRST PDO WINES IN DENMARK

In Denmark, a process lasting 7 years has just been completed, so wines from the town of Dons (in the vicinity of Kolding fjord) have finally earned PDO wine status.

REVIVAL OF MONASTIC VITICULTURAL TRADITION IN ŽUPA

As reported by Independent National Gazette of Rasina District, Serbian Orthodox monastery Studenica will have its own vineyards in Župa region again after more than 140 years. Yesterday, on May 1st, 2018, abbot Tihon from Studenica monastery accompanied with monks and local priests blessed the vines and future vineyard. 

HOW PICASSO EARNED 12 BOTTLES OF WINE FROM YUGOSLAVIA

During his lifetime, Pablo Picasso has also done film posters. One of them was the poster for the most expensive Yugoslav film of all time “The Battle of Neretva” directed by Veljko Bulajić.

SPORT SHOES AND A WINE GLASS – READY FOR PROWEIN 2018

  On the second day of ProWein, your feet already start to ache due to miles travelled between scheduled tastings and stand visits. Yet, the tight schedule leaves no time to unwind.

EXPANSION OF TIKVEŠ VINEYARDS IN FRANCE?

Local media in the south of France have announced news that has been going round in Provence for some time already: Svetozar Janevski, the owner of  Macedonian Tikveš winery, is in the process of buying a winery,

DANUBE WINE CHALLENGE 2018

The Slovaks launched a project and activities a few years ago to bring wines from the Danube region closer to European winelovers. The goal was to improve wine identity of countries through which the Danube flows and which constitute the vinegrowing heart of Europe.

WINE DIARY – WINELOVER’S MEMORIES

An inevitable companion of every winelover, both an amateur and a professional, is his/her diary. A place where comments and tasting notes are kept, a reminder that we can consult later on when we need info about a winery or wines that we tasted.

DUBRAVKA FROM KNJAŽEVAC IS BACK

At this year’s BeoWine Fair held on 22nd February, 2018 in Belgrade, the premiere of wines from Džervin Winery (Knjaževac, East Serbia) could be considered the fair’s highlight.