It’s official – we’re now also on the audio-only social network #Clubhouse. https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/%23winelover This is just an extra place for us to connect (also in times of restrictions for our beloved presential hangouts!). We are all set to be a great platform for our members to host some epic conversations, so join us in by searching for the #winelover… Read more →
One of the nicest features of our community are the great possibilities of meeting nice people all over the world with a common purpose: talk, enjoy, live, learn, breath, everything wine! Whenever possible, we plan to have at least once a year a nonprofit “larger” #winelover family hangout, our famous “anniversaries”: Would you be interested in hosting one of our… Read more →
St. George and … Wine? A Croatian Perspective By: Mirena Bagur The most famous legend of Saint George is of him slaying a dragon and liberating villagers from the ongoing harassment. In Croatia, this celebration is called Jurjevo — on April 23rd, people go to church for Jurjevo Proštenje. They pray for the Saint known to protect the farmers. … Read more →
My dear friends and fellow #winelover-s, At this point, we are all suffering (in different degrees) the disastrous effects of the Covid19 pandemic. But it’s hard to imagine anyone suffering more dire financial consequences than our friends in the wine tourism sector. All the work that they have now is to cancel tours and give full refunds to their customers…… Read more →
It’s good to reminisce a little about wine trips and looking back at notes and photos when some time has passed between the visit and writing of an article is one of the best ways to revisit. My visit with some other #winelovers to Komarna, Croatia’s newest wine region, right in the south of Dalmatia is no exception to… Read more →
Dr. Seuss and Wine: A Croatian Perspective By: Mirena Bagur Ever since I started living in America, I’ve been fascinated by Dr. Seuss and his whimsical melody of syllables — while seemingly non-sensical, they make a lot of sense for learning. I should know. Because, even as a college-educated immigrant, English was still a second language to me, and… Read more →
The celebration of the 8th anniversary of the #winelover community in the Republic of Moldova. My thank you note.
And here I am once more… Trying to find the right words to express my feelings… trying to convey a message that will make sense to both those who were with me and also to those of you who couldn’t join us here in the Republic of Moldova 🇲🇩 to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the #winelover community with us. But… how to describe… Read more →
After the great #SeeYouInZagreb three day #winelover event on mid-September, five of us left to Southern Dalmatia, on a tour organized by Croatia Premium Wine Import (www.crotianpremiumwine.com) , a company based in the United States, owned by Mirena Bagur and her husband Win Burke. They are focused on Komarna Wine Region, which is located in Dubrovačka Neretvanska county, Croatia’s… Read more →
Open Letter From Luca Formentini (as he concluded his second mandate as president of the “Consorzio Lugana”).
Dear Luganalover, My second mandate as President of Consorzio Lugana has reached its conclusion. With this message I want to thank you for the time and care you’ve dedicated to us. I’ve been traveling around the world with the goal of letting the most influential and competent people in the market know about Lugana, its identity, its land and its… Read more →
The #winelover 7th anniversary trip to Madeira was an amazing experience. Not only did we get to visit traditional Madeira wine companies steeped in history and taste fine Madeira wines dating back decades in some cases, we also saw a more innovative side to the island’s wine culture. Still wines from Tinta Negra We tasted well-crafted still wines produced from… Read more →