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LET'S DRINK WINES FROM SERBIA

Taking into account effects of global corona virus epidemic, two months that the entire population of Serbia spent in quarantine, closure of restaurants across the country and negative effects on tourism and service sector, winemakers found themselves in an awkward situation. That is why it is more important than ever to support domestic wine production by choosing the wine we drink.

Serbian wine media Vino & Fino, Zapisi jednog merloa and Vinopedia have recently launched a mini-campaign on social networks to inform about importance and history of Serbian vineyards and motivate consumers to pay more attention to Serbian wines when choosing a favourite drink.

So, this summer pay attention when choosing wine to drink... It depends on you what kind of wines we will be drinking in the years to come ...

#serbian wine #drinklocal

"Did you know that Prokupac is the first autochthonous grape variety from the Balkans which got its special day in 2016? Ever since then, we have been celebrating International Prokupac Day every year on 14th October. #ProkupacDay #DanProkupca" - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that more than 30 local grape varieties are used to produce wine in Serbia? - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that Grašac Beli has been mentioned in Serbian language in 1816? This is almost a decade before Merlot's first mentioning in French language in 1824. - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that Muskat Krokan has been traditionally grown at Biserno Ostrvo (Pearl Island)? However, despite popular belief, it is not exclusively present here. It can also be found in vineyards of Veneto as Moscato Fior d'Arancio where it is used in sweet sparkling wine production, and in California as Orange Muscat. - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that Negotinska Krajina, similar to Bordeaux, the Rhone valley and other famous wine regions, until the first half of last century was known for its typical red blend composed of Prokupac, Skadarka (Četereška) and Začinak? - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that ancient Roman chronicles quote that a vineyard was planted in the 3rd century A.D. following the personal request of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus at the plot nowadays known as Šuljamska Glavica on the southern slope of Fruška Gora? - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that Prokupac and Kadarka are close genetic relatives? DNA study carried out in 2012 in France confirmed that Prokupac is the parent of grape variety Papaskarasi, whilst Papaskarasi is the parent of Kadarka. - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that average annual wine consumption per capita in Serbia amounts to 14.2 liters? Still, this is three times less than France and two times less than Italy. - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that the term "šumadijski sad" (Šumadija planting) was used until the beginning of 20th century to denote vineyards where Prokupac (Kameničarka) and Kadarka (Skadarka) were co-planted? - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that Gewurztraminer arrived in Srem region back in 1710 when Count Livio Odescalchi, the owner of estate stretching from Ilok to Irig in those days, introduced it from Italy and planted there? - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that Đorđe Vajfert, the industrialist, banker and brewer, was also involved in winemaking? At the end of 19th and the start of 20th century, his company was supplying Belgrade's inns with white wine from his vineyards in the vicinity of Kostolac, Mlava region. - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that the oldest written record about vineyards in medieval Serbia is found in the Charter of Hilandariou monastery (dated 1198)? It mentions two vineyards planted in Velika Hoča, which are donated to the monastery by the King, - Drink wines from Serbia!"

"Did you know that remnants of two wine presses made of stone were discovered at the archaeological site of a Roman villa in Vrbovac near Lebane (end of 3rd century- the first half of 4th century)? - Drink wines from Serbia!"

 

 

 

 




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Tomislav Ivanović

Awarded wine writer, wine critic and contributor to selected wine magazines. WSET3-certified author and editor-in-chief of www.vinopedia.rs. Member of Vojvodina Sommelier Association. Juror in national and international wine competitions. Lecturing about wines of Serbia and the Balkans. Local partner of Wine Mosaic organization. Co-founder of International Prokupac Day.

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