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Graševina Without Borders: Eight Wines To Try

Croatia Grasevina Vineyards

Reading Time: Graševina is a Central/Eastern European white grape with unclear origins. It has many names around the region. In Austria, it’s known as Welschriesling, in Hungary as Olazrizling, and in Slovenia as Laški Rizling. In Serbia, it has two names Grašac and Italian Riesling. While there is no agreeable name for the grape, Jancis…

Vinarija Doja: Serbia’s New Vinous Star

Vinarija Doja Best Serbian Wine

Reading Time: Third time’s the charm; the proverb rings true in this case. I first tasted the Doja Prokupac at the Vinodonia Skopje Wine Salon in November 2016, and then a second time at Salon Vina Kragujevac in April 2017. It wasn’t until a month ago—when I finally had the pleasure of enjoying a whole bottle with Matt…

Fine Serbian Wine On Belgrade’s Doorstep

Janko Winery Serbian Wine

Reading Time: We’ve spent three months of 2016-2017 in Serbia visiting wine producers and walking away thoroughly impressed (more articles on Serbian wine will be released soon). Over the course of three months, we traveled to the far corners of the country and with that sort of coverage—naturally—we felt confident about our knowledge of all…

Vinodonia Skopje Wine Salon Impressions

Vinodonia Skopje Wine Salon

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…

Serbian Grand Cru on the Slopes of Danube

Reading Time: Following Serbia’s wine route has led us to many surprises. Many of the Serbian wines are excellent and show tremendous potential to lift the country onto the world stage of wine. Among those, one Serbian wine region stands out with the perfect soil, location, and climate for making world-class wines. In the far east…

Prokupac from South-Central Serbia

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Reading Time: When we commenced our ex-Yugoslavia trip, we chose to start with Serbia, end with Croatia, and sandwich the other countries in between. There was no outside information on Serbia wine and our expectations for it could not be any lower. We were completely shocked by what we tasted. Serbia’s wine industry consists of…

Dušan Jelić: A Perspective on Balkan Wine

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 Reading Time: *Featured image courtesy of Wines of Balkans  We first met Dušan at a Serbian wine expo while we were in Kragujevac, Serbia.  We have been following his website Wines of Balkans for a few years and the information proved invaluable as we made our way through the region over three months in the Spring…

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