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Archive: December, 2017

SIZE MATTERS?

Common understanding is that quantity and quality rarely go together. This could particularly be considered valid for wine industry, judging by our experience with wines of  Eastern Europe from the second half of the 20th century. However, the times are changing.

RECOMMENDED… BACK TO BURGUNDY

Starting from December 7th, 2017, the French film “Back To Burgundy” (Ce Qui Nous Lie) is showing in Serbian cinemas thanks to distributor 2iFilm Serbia. The title of the film already stirred up attention among local winelovers.

VINOPEDIA TOP 10 IN 2017

Tradition continues. In December, we always summon impressions of the year that is gently coming to a close and pick events that marked the year on the local wine scene. A chronicle of Serbian wine world…

THE TURKS NEVER CONQUERED MONTENEGRO BY FORCE OF ARMS… HOW ABOUT GRAPES?

Although Montenegro became a part of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 15th century, Montenegrins maintained a high degree of autonomy primarily due to geographical position and poverty of its inhabitants in the mountainous regions who weren’t earning enough to pay taxes to the Turks.

YOUR NAME IS VRANAC… BUT DO YOU KNOW YOUR KIN?

Long time ago, in rural parts of Montenegro, elderly women would typically start their everyday conversation with children with a sentence: “And who are your kin, little one?”…

“OFF” WINE FEAST IN AVIGNON

Every July, since 1947, Avignon has been experiencing its great transformation. From a somewhat dormant, Provencal town that has kept its charm for centuries with narrow stone alleys ending in the vast square surrounding the papal palace, the city of Avignon suddenly turns into a festival city. 

FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF ODESCALCHI

Summer in Rome can be suffocating…High temperature, warm western wind (ponente) which doesn’t bring relief but makes heat even less tolerable, numerous tourists flocking around historic monuments and heritage which bear witness to past civilizations and empires.

NATURAL WINES OF SERBIA – PART 2

I was delighted with the opportunity to visit the winery owned by Oszkar Maurer. The road leads to the very north of Serbia, a village called Hajdukovo in the vicinity of Hungarian border.