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Three Macedonian Wineries of Note

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The second annual installation of Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia is happening on 1-2 December 2017, at Skopje Marriott Hotel. This year’s program includes master classes on the wines from three juggernauts: Chateau Kamnik Winery, Stobi Winery, and Tikveš Winery. These three wineries are also our top three favorite wineries in Macedonia. Here’s an introduction to these…

Vranac Without Borders: 16 Wines to Try

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Reading Time: The dark-skinned grape Vranac (pronounce Vrah-nahts) is largely believed to be indigenous to Montenegro but is also found in the surrounding areas such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia. Capable of producing high-quality and age-worthy reds, wines made from Vranac tend to be deeply colored and have juicy acidity. Vranac has a…

Vinodonia Skopje Wine Salon Impressions

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Reading Time: After a whirlwind, two-month period launching our book Uncorking the Caucasus in Georgia and Armenia, we decided it was time to leave the region. Winter was starting in Tbilisi and the cold weather came quickly, so we jumped on a plane and headed to the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), or Macedonia for…

Tikveš Barovo: World Class Wine from Macedonia

Reading Time: In the past, Macedonia was a major wine-producing country and accounted for around two-thirds of the wine production in Yugoslavia. Today, Macedonia has around 33,500 hectares of vineyards area, with 70% of the grapes being used to produce 120 million liters of wine every year—more than half of the production is sold as bulk wine….

Big Macedonian Wines from Chateau Kamnik

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Reading Time: Macedonia, also known as the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), is not the same as the Macedonian region of Northern Greece. This independent country has a long history of winemaking dating back to the 13th century B.C. It sits in a magical area for viticulture; the country’s location is at the confluence…

Macedonian Wine Expert, Ivana Simjanovska

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Reading Time: One of the many benefits of traveling for wine is the chance to meet talented, passionate people. Ivana Simjanovska is one of those people that we were lucky to connect with. She is the co-author of two Macedonian wine guidebooks and a judge at various wine competitions in the Balkan region.   Explore…

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