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Big Macedonian Wines from Chateau Kamnik

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(Reading Time: ) Macedonia aka 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 of…

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…

The Original Zinfandel from Croatia

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Reading Time: According to research, Zinfandel is originally from Croatia and it is known locally as Crljenak Kaštelanski. Some people in the USA may be familiar with Zlatan Otok as about five years ago, Gary Vaynerchuk tasted a Zlatan Otok Plavac Mali Barrique on his show and went bananas over it. He scored it 93+ points. Based on the current portfolio…

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