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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McIlroy faces questions over withdrawal

first_img McIlroy claimed he was “in a bad place mentally” after pulling out of the defence of his title midway through his second round, but later released a statement to say a sore wisdom tooth was the reason for his early exit. The world number one had played the opening eight holes of his round in seven over par, before finding a water hazard on the 18th and immediately quitting the tournament. Rory McIlroy will face the media on Wednesday for the first time since his shock withdrawal from the Honda Classic last week. It was McIlroy’s first ever withdrawal from a tournament as a professional, but follows on from losing in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship to Shane Lowry and missing the cut in the Abu Dhabi Championship in his first event since signing a multi-million pound deal with Nike. McIlroy has 14 days from the date of the withdrawal to submit written evidence to the PGA Tour to support his claim of medical grounds, with a fine or suspension possible if the body is not satisfied with his explanation. But a more public explanation is also on the cards with the 23-year-old scheduled to give a pre-tournament press conference at 9am EST (1400GMT) ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Wednesday. Assuming he is fit to play, the Northern Irishman is at least guaranteed four rounds at Doral, as the USD 8.5million event – won last year by Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose – has no cut. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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David Simpson, 59, Wellington: April 30, 1954 – June 2, 2013

first_imgDavid Simpson, 59, of Wellington died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Public Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5th from 9 A.M. until 8 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. All other services will be private for the family.A memorial has been established with the Wellington Humane Society PO Box 494, Wellington, KS 67152 or may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com.David Duane Simpson was born April 30, 1954 the son of Carol Ernest and Patricia Oaks in Wellington. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1973. David was united in marriage to Brenda (Fox) on January 25, 1974 in Wellington. He enjoyed traveling, motorcycling, hiking in Colorado, but most of all being with his loving wife, Brenda, and his dogs. He was often working in his garage and on his pickup. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends.David is survived by his wife, Brenda of the home; his father, Carol Simpson and wife Maxine of Wellington; mother, Patricia McKinney of Arlington, Texas; 2 sisters, Karen Koshy of The Colony, TX and Gail Biggers of Bedford, Texas, mother-in-law, Alice Fox of Wellington, brother-in-law, Clifford Fox and wife Shirley of Wellington, special brother Charlie Eldridge and family of Clovis, New Mexico, schnauzer dog Earl as well as many nieces and nephews and friends,He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Earl Fox, special mother, June Eldridge and special sister, Peggy Drake.last_img read more

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