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IS THERE A FUTURE FOR PLOVDINA?

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During my recent stay in Župa, I also made an ad hoc visit to Milanov Podrum (Milan’s Wine Cellar)  in the village of Venčac. The wine cellar Milanov podrum was named after the owner Milan Aleksić, one of the young Župa winemakers who brought new energy and stirred somewhat inert mentality of local winemakers. (more…)

ŽUPA TIME-MACHINE : VINEYARD ON KUSAK HILL

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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 Prokupac vines. (more…)

FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF TAMJANIKA FROM ŽUPA

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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. (more…)

MARATHON RUNNERS TAKE THE WINNER’S (WINE) CIRCLE

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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 22h. (more…)

PINOT NOIR – LOCAL VARIETY OF FRUŠKA GORA AND VRŠAC

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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. (more…)

WIN ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP TO HUNGARY

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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! (more…)

CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2018 – A CHINESE SUCCESS STORY

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This year, Beijing has hosted for the first time one of the world’s largest wine competitions, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. China has demonstrated that it has serious ambitions in the global wine market. (more…)

ID CARD – DESPOTIKA VINEYARDS

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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. (more…)

FIRST PDO WINES IN DENMARK

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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. (more…)

REVIVAL OF MONASTIC VITICULTURAL TRADITION IN ŽUPA

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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.  (more…)

A POSTCARD FROM DUSSELDORF – PROWEIN 2018

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Um, the start of a workday with champagne. Few jobs can be described as an oportunity to start the day with Champagne. But, this is possible in Düsseldorf, at ProWein wine fair… (more…)

TOKAJ WINE AUCTION

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The highest number of lots to date were bid for at the sixth Great Tokaj Wine Auction on 21st April 2018 held in London, with Tokaji wines bringing a total hammer price of over 60,000 EUR. Bidding was live-streamed from London Wine Club. (more…)

HOW PICASSO EARNED 12 BOTTLES OF WINE FROM YUGOSLAVIA

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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. (more…)

NOVI SAD WINE SALON 2018

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I can say with great joy that activities launched by Wine Identity initiative continue to grow. After a series of workshops, celebrations of Prokupac Day, the moment has come to announce the first Novi Sad Wine Salon that will be held on April 20th and 21st, 2018  at Park Hotel in Novi Sad. (more…)

SPORT SHOES AND A WINE GLASS – READY FOR PROWEIN 2018

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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. (more…)

EXPANSION OF TIKVEŠ VINEYARDS IN FRANCE?

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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, (more…)