Hvar Wine: Increasing the International Reach. A Round-up

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The Hvar Wine Association is so active these days that it is difficult to keep track of what is going on, because there is a lot… 

I caught up with Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstulovic Caric recently to find out what was the latest. The trip to Italy earlier this year was a success, and you can see the third and final video by Hvar TV of that trip below. 

The Italian promotion continued earlier this month, as the wines of Zlatan Otok, Caric and PZ Svirce were among the Croatian wines presented in Mantova – see picture above. 

Much further afield, Caric is flying the Croatian flag in San Franciso on Monday, May 18 in a fascinating tasting of wines from Croatia, Georgia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Montenegro, organised by a great friend of Hvar wines, the Blue Danube Wine Company. More about the event here.

Ivo Dubokovic was also in the news, a great feature of the excellent gastro blog Vinske Price (Wine Stories) – check it out here (in Croatian).

The Plavac Mali wines of Svirce excelled particularly at a recent expert tasting of the best Plavac Mali wines in Zagreb, with Caric Ploski 2009 and PZ Svirce Ivan Dolac Barrique 2006 in the top 5, as well as Zlatan Grand Cru 2010. More info here.  

And finally for now, the wines of Carić, Tomić, PZ Svirče, Vujnović and Plenković will all be available for tasting at the 3rd Vinski Podrum gastro fair in the basement of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, which takes place on May 22 and 23 this year. So if you want to taste world-class wine in a UNESCO World Heritage Site AND a Game of Thrones filmset, there is only one place to be next week… More info here.

And the final bit of wine news for now (and the season has not yet started…) is that the emerging Hvar wine bar scene is about to get two quality additions. We will shortly bring you news of the first wine bar to open in Jelsa, as well as more details on Vintage, a very high quality wine bar coming to Hvar Town this summer – check out the initial info here. 


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