Fine Wines From The Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival

Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival Best Wines

Reading Time: In the Spring of 2019, Charine and I were invited to the 8th Annual 'Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival' in Sofia, Bulgaria. The contest is open to wineries from all countries located in or around the Balkan Peninsula. In addition to the contest, this year featured a

Vranac Without Borders: 16 Wines to Try

vranac vranec montenegro macedonia serbia

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

Plantaže, the Giant of Montenegrin Wine

Featured photo credit: 13. jul Plantaže This article was originally written by Matthew Horkey for Jancis Robinson and published on The Purple Pages. This version of the article has been expanded with additional tasting notes and background stories from Charine Tan.  Reading Time: A bottle of Plantaže from Montenegro was the first wine we had