An unavoidable place for everyone who is serious about wine – 5. Vinart Grand Tasting

first_img“We want to show the richness of Croatian wine production to prominent wine connoisseurs, and thus slowly position Croatia on the wine map of the world. We have invested a lot to gather important experts here and we are sure that the word about Croatian wines will resonate in the world. ” – says Špiranec. Of course, private visitors are also welcome who, by purchasing a daily ticket, get an insight into the best of Croatian wine production, and a voucher that they can use in the Pop-up Wine Shop at the fair or for transport home by taxi. Tickets are sold on fair days at the entrance to Lauba.Vinart Grand Tasting is open to visitors on Friday and Saturday from 12-19 p.m. An unavoidable place for all those who seriously want to deal with wine and this year for two days becomes Zagreb’s Lauba – a house for people and art – on March 6 and 7, which will host about a hundred Croatian and twenty foreign wineries on Vinart Grand Tasting promenade wine tasting. This edition is also specific in that the organizer will bring a larger group of foreign journalists from all over the world, along with a large number of domestic journalists who report on novelties in the world of winemaking. In order to spread the word about the quality of Croatian wines around the world and to open the possibility of concluding export deals to winemakers, Špiranec invited one of the biggest stars Caroline Gilby, holder of the title of Master of Wine, British, who is an associate and one of the Chairmen at Decanter World Wine Awards.  “We always strive for excellence, so we want to encourage Croatian caterers to pay more attention to the choice of wine that they will have to offer in their restaurant. Therefore, we chose good wines for them from all Croatian regions, in different price ranges, and enabled them to try them in one place. Therefore, from year to year we care about the quality of content, business atmosphere and overall experience. ” – said the author of the project Saša Špiranec, recently the third Croatian judge at Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s most important annual wine evaluation. The fair is held at a time when wines from the previous harvest are ready for presentation, and most restaurants on the coast begin preparations for the new tourist season, so in one place meet caterers, F&B managers, traders, distributors and sommelier. This is an invitation fair, so only wineries that have received an invitation from the organizers can participate, and the criterion for obtaining an invitation is only quality.Visitors are also given a unique opportunity to get to know winemakers and members of their families and employees in wineries. In the occasional Pop-up Vinots each visitor can supplement their home archive or enrich it with a new one.last_img read more

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Microsoft hasnt told Xbox One developers how the used games system works

first_imgOne of the key games Microsoft rolled out at its E3 event for Xbox One was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It is being developed by CD Projekt Red, whose parent company is CD Projekt, which is also known for running GOG.com–the DRM-free games service that gives older games a new lease of life on modern operating systems.So what we have here is a company who is against DRM developing a game for a platform that has two DRM-like limitations on how games can be played and shared, those being the 24-hour Internet check and the ability to block used games sales on a per title basis.Eurogamer decided to ask CD Projekt Red if it would be ensuring The Witcher 3 is free to sell and lend on the Xbox One when the game gets a publisher. But the developer has no idea, because apparently Microsoft hasn’t shared any details about how the used game system works yet.The Xbox One isn’t out for another 6 months so there’s plenty of time to finalize the used game system, but I’d expect Microsoft to have the guidelines in place and to inform developers actively working on Xbox One games how it works. Maybe that information is limited to those developers who are producing launch games? Or maybe just key partners such as EA have been told the details this early on? An interview with EA’s Peter Moore suggests Microsoft just hasn’t confirmed details yet.It could also suggest Microsoft itself doesn’t yet know exactly how the system will work, and that gives us some hope it is a system that could be tweaked before the launch of the console is upon us. Don’t expect it to disappear completely, though, as Microsoft is positioning the Xbox 360 as your alternative console if you don’t like what they are doing with next-gen.last_img read more

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Tigerair Australia confirms access deal with Sydney Airport

first_imgTigerair Australia confirmed today that it has reached an infrastructure access deal with Sydney Airport, following a lengthy spat about where it was going to land in the Domestic Terminal.The agreement prompted Tigerair to rescind its complaint with the National Competition Council that Terminal 2 be “declared” for its use under Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.Tigerair Australia chief executive officer Rob Sharpe said that the agreement delivers a win-win outcome for all negotiating parties.“Following productive in depth commercial discussions at the negotiating table we have achieved a successful resolution that offers good outcomes for all parties involved, delivering infrastructure access for Tigerair,” Mr Sharpe said.“The negotiations were conducted on a professional amicable basis and the working relationship with Sydney Airport is sound,“Today’s agreement gives Tigerair a fair go at Sydney Airport and will enable us to continue to focus on creating a strong operating platform that supports sustainable growth and brings healthy competition to the budget air travel market.”Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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