Mavrodaphne vineyard, Gentilini

Gentilini – an engaging wine experience

We continue with our discovery of Kefalonian wines, this time at the Gentilini winery whose philosophy is to produce a range of handcrafted, top quality wines from unique local varieties. Founded by Spiros Fokas in 1984 it soon established herself…

White 2017 - Haritatos vineyard

Haritatos vineyard – a botanical retreat

The anticipation of discovering something new, learning about tradition, local varieties and wines … I’m sure you’re familiar with that feeling too. And what a pleasant discovery Haritatos vineyard has been! Situated close to the village of Monopolata on the…

TaBar – a bistro-styled journey of flavours

Ljubljana offers a lot of flavourful places, places where your taste and thirst can be attanded in due manner, and TaBar is one of those where you’ll get spoiled in many ways. Tucked away in a small shady square in…

Brda home of Rebula, a masterclass you should see

Rebula – a wine that leaves its mark and combines territories that are historically united to be only divided by the border, nothing else … If you’re at Vinitaly here’s why you shouldn’t miss the masterclass and grand vertical tasting…

In the glass: Kobal – White reserve, 2015

Ah, the expectation when opening a wine bottle … Taking off the layer of black wax, uncorking it and then slowly pouring its content into the glass. Couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the evening with my better…

Weekend escape: Strolling through the streets of Rovinj

I love walking through streets of old cities and towns. The more history they hold the more details you can find and admire. Rovinj is one fine example of it. It existed already as a settlement of the Veneti and…

An Anteprima to remember!

All the roads lead to Verona these days, traditionally, now for the 51st time in the beginning of February. It’s time for the event that focuses around the Amarone, Valpolicella’s most known produce – “Anteprima Amarone“. Stage lights were all…

Vuk Vuletić - champion (center), Đurđa Katić, Ivan Nikolić (far right), Ivan Peršolja president of Slovenian sommelier association (2nd from left) and myself

Vuk Vuletić – best sommelier of Balkans

Belgrade, the capital of sommelier mastery … Yes, it is precisely this title that Serbia’s capital should have been nicknamed this past week-end. The setting – the luxurious Hyatt Regency hotel, the directors – SERSA (Serbian Sommelier Association), the star…