October 10, 2020 – Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc. (CPWI) and Vinum.IN magazine have launched a joint campaign called “Game of Wines 2020”, which aims to help Croatian winemakers by exporting wine to the United States.
Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc. (CPWI), is an importer, promoter and online store for delivery in the US, Based in Boston, Mass. CPWI imports, distributes, and promotes boutique Croatian wines in the US. The company expanded its wine portfolio from the Komarna region, Dubrovnik county, to the larger Dalmatia, Istria and Uplands. Together with Croatian wine magazine, Vinum.IN, CPWI has jointly launched across the ocean, under the title “Game of Wines 2020”.
It aims to help Croatian winemakers, primarily by expanding knowledge about the quality boutique wines in the United States and ultimately increasing wine exports. Project partner Mirena Bagur, Mag. Oecc., VP/Brand Management at CPWI, a Croatian born USA citizen with a Boston address, founded a company for the import of Croatian wines to the USA one year ago, all the while actively working on spreading knowledge about Croatian wines in America.
“Collaboration with VinumIn means a lot because we want to actively connect Croatians in the homeland – with their families or friends in America, so that together they can not only enjoy the taste of Croatia through quality Croatian wines, but can directly help spread information and knowledge about the current state of Croatian winemaking,” says Mirena Bagur.
Americans, as well as the Croatian diaspora, are now given the opportunity to get closer to Croatia through wines. It is especially important in a year when they could not travel, and at the same time they can directly influence the increase in demand for Croatian wines, adds Bagur, whose company actively cooperates with other importers of Croatian wines in the USA and Canada.
The Game of Wines 2020 is open for participation to all over the age of 18 in Croatia, or 21 in the USA – and more detailed information and instructions on how to participate can be found at the link: https://www.vinumin.eu/post/game-of-wines- 2020.
Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Vinum.IN is the only wine industry magazine in Croatia. Published quarterly and distributed via wineries, tourist centers and newsstands, its goal is to present the Croatian wine scene and educate primarily about Croatian wines, inform about the events on the wine and gastro scene, and share recipes and tips on how to best pair wine and food. For more information, visit www.vinumin.eu or contact [email protected].
Dijana Grgić, owner of Vinum.IN, and a partner in this collaboration says:
“As the owner and editor of the only wine magazine in Croatia, I am extremely sensitive to the issue of winemakers, especially in these challenging times. That is why I strongly support every attempt to help them sell wine, especially abroad. CPWI already has almost 50 different wine labels in its portfolio: from three distinct Croatian wine regions, and has so far built two distribution channels, an online store that delivers to almost all US states, www.CroatianPremiumWine.com, and a traditional distribution that has so far established in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Georgia and California. The company continues to work on creating distribution in other states as well.”