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 →
Many of our friends in the wine tourism industry are in need now. Please give a helping hand!
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 →
Komarna, Croatia – Plavac Mali’s latest kingdom
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
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 →
UNCOVERING KOMARNA: MEDITERRANEAN’S NEW WINE FRONTIER
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 →
“Madeira’s innovative side” by Sue Tolson, CST.
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 →
Oenorama 2019: The coverage of the event by Gian Luca Garattoni
… 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 →
#winelover went bananas on Madeira wine
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 →