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Angela Muir MW assesses Croatian wine scene after Zagreb Vinocom Special

Zagreb - One of the world's leading wine experts is just back from a week in Croatia after Zagreb Vinocom. Master of Wine Angela Muir shared her thoughts on the Croatian wine scene.

Grabovac shines as all things Imotski impress in Dalmatia Special

Imotski - The relatively undiscovered wine region of Imotski is next on the list of the Zagreb Vinocom international press trip around Croatia.

Zagreb Vinocom press trip discovers the wines of Hvar, Croatia Special

Hvar - The international press trip ahead of Zagreb Vinocom continues with a visit to the winemakers of Croatia's premier island of Hvar.

Croatian wine, culture in Rome: Interview with cultural attache Special

Rome - Promoting foreign wine and culture in Rome is no easy task, but steady progress is being made in one quarter. Digital Journal meets the Croatian Cultural Attache.

Master of Wine gets to work on Hvar: Interview with Jo Ahearne MW Special

Jelsa - The wine scene in Croatia received a boost this autumn as former Harrods head wine buyer Jo Ahearne moved to Hvar to make her own wine. Digital Journal went to meet her.

Hvar's PZ Svirce earns organic wine gold in Mundus Vini, Germany

Hvar - The renaissance of Hvar wines in Croatia continues, with more international recognition in the form of organic gold in Germany.

Master of Wine Jo Ahearne picks 1st Hvar grapes with Andro Tomic

Jelsa - After moving to Croatia's premier island, Master of Wine Jo Ahearne picks her first grapes on a journey to produce quality Hvar wine.

Interview with new Vinistra President Nikola Benvenuti in Croatia Special

Pula - The association of winemakers in Istria, Croatia has a new president. Digital Journal went to meet him in Pula to learn more of his plans.

Dalmatian hedonist Andro Tomic puts on Vela Gospa show on Hvar

Jelsa - Andro Tomic, arguably Croatia's most charismatic winemaker, serves up a holiday treat for Vela Gospa on the island of Hvar.

Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin visits Vinski Podrum in Split Special

Split - From Game of Thrones filming location to wine fair, the impressive cellars of a Roman Emperor's palace in Croatia showcase their diversity.

Dalmacija Wine Expo 2014: Interview with organiser Zoran Paunovic Special

Split - Croatian wine is on the rise, and this year's Dalmacija Wine Expo will take place in Split for the first time. An interview with organiser Zoran Paunovic.

Wines of Croatia: Tomic vineyard on Hvar best in Central Dalmatia

Jelsa - He was the face of Croatian EU integration with the Prosek scandal, and now it is the vineyards of Andro Tomic in the news.

Rise of Slovenian and Croatian wine: Interview with a wine expert Special

Zagreb - As Vinocom 2013 opens in Zagreb, this Digital Journalist meets a Slovenian wine expert with an insight into the region's wine potential.

Hvar wines among the medals, as Sabatina 2013 ends in Croatia Special

Hvar - With the emergence of Croatian wine on the international scene, the focus shifted to the island of Hvar for Sabatina 2103.

Game of Thrones to wine: Roman emperor's cellars in Split Croatia Special

Split - Split's incredible tourist season continues into mid-October in the impressive 4th century basement of Emperor Dioceltian's palace.

Promoting Croatia wine tourism: Hvar launches Wine Time Traveller

Hvar - Croatia's wine tradition dates back thousands of years, and a new initiative on Hvar allows visitors to sample that rich wine heritage.

Top Croatian wine growers complete Grand Cro tour on Hvar Special

Hvar - The latest promotion of quality Croatian wines took place on Hvar last night with the final leg of the Grand Cro wine tour.

Wines in Croatia: Tomic plants 1st organic Plavac Mali on N. Hvar Special

Hvar - With EU entry just months away, the Hvar wine story continues, as Andro Tomic plants the first organic Plavac Mali on northern Hvar.

Croatian wine at Decanter 2012: Hvar's Zlatan Otok takes 3 awards

Hvar - More good news for the Hvar wine industry, as leading producer Zlatan Otok scoops three awards at the Decanter awards in London.

Othmar Stäheli heads Swiss wine delegation to Hvar Special

Hvar - Hvar's wines continue to impress with the successful visit of a group of 20 wine experts from Switzerland, including the country's leading wine writer.

Improving Croatian wines to bring new dimension with EU entry Special

Its vineyards produced the ancestor of Zinfandel, and its modern vintages are attracting international attention and awards. As Croatia enters the EU in 2013, European wine consumers will have several new exciting options.
 

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The second day  attended by Digital Journal  was well attended
The second day, attended by Digital Journal, was well attended
Plancic grapes are grown on some of the premier vineyards on the island of Hvar.
Plancic grapes are grown on some of the premier vineyards on the island of Hvar.
Plancic Winery
The Benvenuti family winemakers - father and sons.
The Benvenuti family winemakers - father and sons.
Benvenuti winery
The first wine cooperative in Dalmatia in Bol has been transformed by the Stina project in the last ...
The first wine cooperative in Dalmatia in Bol has been transformed by the Stina project in the last five years.
A combination of great food and wine  heritage and picturesque villages such as Svirce on Hvar make ...
A combination of great food and wine, heritage and picturesque villages such as Svirce on Hvar make Dalmatia an attractive gastro tourism destination.
Ivana Krstulovic Caric
Othmar Stäheli at the Tomic winey in Jelsa  Hvar
Othmar Stäheli at the Tomic winey in Jelsa, Hvar
Zlatan Otok is Hvar s most famous wine producer
Zlatan Otok is Hvar's most famous wine producer
Zlatan Otok
The Red Lake  which along with its blue counterpart  are the main attractions in Imotski.
The Red Lake, which along with its blue counterpart, are the main attractions in Imotski.
Imotski Tourist Board
Work begins on the largest vineyard on the Mediterranean islands. High profile visitors included for...
Work begins on the largest vineyard on the Mediterranean islands. High profile visitors included former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and President Stipe Mesic.
Plancic Winery
In addition to the main fair  there were workshops and B2B sessions
In addition to the main fair, there were workshops and B2B sessions
Steep terraced vineyards are typical in Dalmatia.
Steep terraced vineyards are typical in Dalmatia.
Dalmacija Wine Expo
Catherine Hanley on the terrace in Jelsa  where many of the American students will be housed
Catherine Hanley on the terrace in Jelsa, where many of the American students will be housed
Visitors were free to roam through the rest of the impressive Diocletian cellars  dating back 1700 y...
Visitors were free to roam through the rest of the impressive Diocletian cellars, dating back 1700 years
Malvazija grapes  the pride of Istria.
Malvazija grapes, the pride of Istria.
Benvenuti winery
Vinistra is Croatia s most important wine fair each year.
Vinistra is Croatia's most important wine fair each year.
Benvenuti winery
Winery visited were combined with a walking tour of the historic Imostki town centre  including the ...
Winery visited were combined with a walking tour of the historic Imostki town centre, including the famous Red and Blue Lakes.
Ana Rogac
Andrija Caric  director of PZ Svirce  whose wines continue to impress internationally  with the 2008...
Andrija Caric, director of PZ Svirce, whose wines continue to impress internationally, with the 2008 Ivan Dolac Barrique recently winning organic gold at Biofach Mundus Vini in Germany.
Ana Rogac
Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
Central Imotski from the air  including the fortress  what is often listed as one of the strangest f...
Central Imotski from the air, including the fortress, what is often listed as one of the strangest football stadiums in the world, and the Blue Lake, whose water level varies by 100 metres and even occasionally dried out, at which point a football match is played between the Elves and the Werewolves (see video below).
Imotski Tourist Board
Happier times: Gomez is flanked by director Tomislav Tukic  right  and fellow young winemaker  Ivan ...
Happier times: Gomez is flanked by director Tomislav Tukic, right, and fellow young winemaker, Ivan Protega.
Plancic Winery