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NEW PORTUGIESER DAY IN IRIG ON 15.11.2018

Photo-11According to information released by Mačkov Podrum (Tomcat’s Cellar) Winery from Irig, on the third Thursday of the month i.e. on November 15th, 2018, starting at 5 pm, visitors and wine lovers will have an opportunity to taste vin de primeur “svatovac” in the town of Irig. (more…)

PROKUPAC 2017 AMBELOS AND HUNKAR BEGENDI

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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.
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PHOTO STORY: PROKUPAC DAY 2018

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The International Prokupac Day has been held for the third year and it has become a kind of tradition to flood socal networks from all over Serbia and abroad on October 14th with images and messages that celebrate Prokupac and joy of life. (more…)

PROKUPAC SALON – REALITY CHECK

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As soon as the curtains went down to another International Prokupac Day, I would like to reflect on this year’s Prokupac Salon, which was held on October 14th, 2018 in the City Garden restaurant in the very heart of downtown Belgrade. (more…)

VARINA – LOCAL VERSION OF GRAND CRU IN ŽUPA

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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: (more…)

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…)