This past Sunday, on November 24th, in a fantastic newly opened space, the award ceremony for the WOW Association sparkling wine of the year was held.
Usually, the award is given at the traditional ceremony/dinner in Balon restaurant, which takes place in June. This year that hasn’t happened, but the award ceremony for the best sparkling wine was held in an even more prestigious venue – the recently opened Meetings with Style event space in the narrow center of the town. It’s located right next to the Ban Jelačić Square, in Jurišićeva 2a on the first floor. It’s managed by the Eures-tim management company, which offers the five rooms of the Meetings with Style for various events, meetings, and get-togethers, in a great atmosphere.
Women on Wine Association has been organizing the popular award called “What Women Want.” There are five categories of the award, and in the first stage of selection, a well-known sommelier makes their pick for the best wines tasted in the last year. This year the first-stage selector was Filip Savić. After the selector has made the selection, all of the members of the association (and some additional voting members) vote over email, thus creating the list of finalists. In the final stage, the three members of the Association (all with wine education) have a blind tasting and select the winners. The overall winner gets to travel with the WOW members to a great wine region somewhere in the world, as a part of their award.
This year the jury of three consisted of Karin Rupena Perdec, Ines Matić, and Doris Srpek. They chose the following winners: Meneghetti White 2015 (white wines category), Il Primo 2015 by Fakin Winery (red wine), Krauthaker’s select grapes Graševina 2015 (dessert wines), Rosella Poletti 2017 (rose wines). The winner in the sparkling wine category was Blanc de Noir, by Peršurić winery, and Ana Peršurić Palčić took her award yesterday in Zagreb. The overall winner of the WOW Association for 2019 is Il Primo by Fakin Winery.