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 →
… On March 1st til 3rd, 2019, the 26th edition of Oenorama has taken place in Athens in the beautiful venue of Zappeion, five minutes walk from Syntagma Square Some 180 wineries from across the country were present bringing the flavors of many varieties and terroirs. Since the subject is, in my opinion, very vast, I’ve chosen to focus this article… Read more →
There are places that you need to visit. Madeira is such a place. This is an island of immense beauty and fantastic natural scenic spots. It is also an island with some of the best wines you’ll ever find. The ocean and the volcanos are the base of the wines. The grapes are the stars and the winemakers paint on… Read more →
My dear friends and fellow #winelover-s, The 7th celebration of the anniversary of #winelover community comes to an end… And what a celebration! 🙏 I just want to say a few words:1. Thank you so much Ana Sofia de Oliveira for making it happen. You did an amazing job out of organizing one of the best celebrations we ever had. Thanks to you, Madeira… Read more →
Open letter to the Sommeliers Choice Awards: Fellow members of the Sommeliers Choice Awards, Yesterday I found out via a posting on Facebook that I was included on your “Top Wine Influencers In 2019 You Need to Pay Attention To.” So let me start where I should: Thank you very very much for including me. This was greatly appreciated. However, my… Read more →