On the terrace of the famous gathering place of young people (and everyone who feels like it), Swanky Monkey Garden in the centre of Zagreb in Ilica, around the Istrian winemaker Klaudio Tomaz, many women gathered, and there were also several men. After a long corona shocking break, members of the WOW (Women on Wine) association, their guests and journalists, came to socialize and party with Tomaz wines. After a long isolation and quarantine, it was a ray of optimism after al
Na terasi poznatog okupljališta mladih (i svih koji se tako osjećaju), Swanky Monkey Gardena u središtu Zagreba u Ilici, oko istarskog vinara Klaudia Tomaza okupile su se mnoge žene, a bilo je i nekoliko muškaraca. Nakon dulje koronarne i potresne stanke, članice udruge WOW (Women on Wine/Žene i vino), njihovi gosti i novinari, došli su na druženje i zabavu uz Tomaz vina. Poslije duge izolacije i karantene i bio je to tračak optimizma nakon svih loših stvari koje su se dogod
For the second year in a row, Istrian winemaker Franković was awarded the gold and silver medal at the world's prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London. The gold Decanter medal award went for this year's excellent matured Malvasia Franković Korona Sur Lie 2016, and the silver medal was awarded to Franković Teran 2017. Franković Korona Sur Lie 2016 is a wine that gives with its creamy texture full taste and long-lasting aftertaste that remains indelible in its memory.
When you have an inn that runs as family business since 1933, then you really have something to tell to the world! The restaurant Most is such a place. It is situated just beneath the old town of Buzet, along the bank of the Mirna river. Its name, meaning bridge, explains its position just across the bridge that divides Buzet from the small neighbourhood. A big three-floor house was an inn even before it became a property of Marinac family. The history is visible on the wall,
Punta Greca is the southernmost tip of the Istrian peninsula where wine is grown. It is one of such places on Earth where you want to go to forget everything, take several cases of books, buy some cheese along the way, and care for the vines for the rest of your life. No, we weren’t at the Punta Greca (we wouldn’t write this ‘cos we’d be willingly stranded on this cape), but we were at the owner of the vineyard there. It is the Medea winery, one of the Istria’s finest. It is
If you have a yacht, you can park it right opposite the restaurant Sveti Nikola (St. Nicholas) on the Poreč's strand, and you might even get a high-class delivery of the beautiful fish and meat dishes stemming from the kitchen. For those of you less fortunate, don't despair! Sveti Nikola is possibly the most enchanting place to sit and dine in the Poreč Old Town. The name comes from the islet overlooking Poreč, but the owner carries the blessing of the same name. Mr Nikola Bi
A soft breeze mildens the hot sun in Istria. It is almost noon and we are following Mr Daniel Bastijančić in his vineyard in the village of Brajkovići near Kanfanar. The breeze is the secret of these vineyards, tells Daniel while he proudly presents 80 years old vine, planted by his grand-grandfather. And it is not only good Istrian wines produced here: these wines are from eco-production. For those over eagerly oriented wine lovers, eco-wine is nothing else but old wine prod