“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.
The Batesville 7th Grade improved to 4-0 with a victory over Franklin County. The Dogs started off a little slow leading at the half 16-12. Batesville came out ready to go in the 2nd half, led by Cade Kaiser who gave an instant energy boost, he was extremely active on both sides of the court. Batesville continued with solid energy and effort the rest of the game that led them to a 42-22 victory. Batesville was led in scoring by Jacob Stenger with 19 points, followed by Cade Kaiser with 13. Will Jaisle 6 points, Jake Chapman 3 points, and Gage Pohlman with 1. The 8th Grade won a close one at Franklin County by a score of 30-28. Franklin County played very physical and with a lot of energy to keep the game close all night. The Bulldogs struggled most of the night offensively but ultimately got enough stops defensively to win the game. Chris Lewis and Jack Grunkemeyer led the way with 7 points apiece, followed by Sam Johnson (6), Conner Drake (4), Gus Prickel (2), Carter Bohman (2), and Deacon Hamilton (2). Batesville moves to 4-0 on the season heading into the holidays.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.
However, the Sarasota County Republican Party confirmed in a note to supporters that his campaign event was postponed due to concerns over an increase in virus cases.The vice president was also scheduled to appear in Lake Wales at an event organized by pro-Trump group America First Policies. It was to be called the “Great American Comeback Tour.”That group released a statement last weekend that says in part, “Out of an abundance of caution at this time, we are postponing the Great American Comeback tour stop in Florida. We look forward to rescheduling soon.”Indeed, the campaign appearances for what the vice president is calling his “Faith in America Tour” are being postponed “out of an abundance of caution,” a Trump campaign official told reporters last weekend.Mr. Pence is then scheduled to return to Washington D.C. on Thursday evening. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to make a brief stop in Tampa on Thursday.He will meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss the state’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.Additionally, the vice president and governor will speak with reporters at USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa.Pence was originally scheduled to be in Sarasota on Thursday.