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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Barbados snatch two key wickets to hold the edge

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Barbados snatched two key wickets to hold the edge against Guyana heading into today’s final day of their second round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship at Verchilds.The Barbadians extended their overnight 140 for five to 207 all out to secure a first-innings lead of 65 runs before striking twice as Guyana ended the second day on 75 for two – a lead of just 10 runs.Kevlon Anderson, batting at number three, was resisting with an unbeaten 30 while opener Raymond Perez made 29.The pair came together after Aley Algoo fell cheaply for five with 12 on the board, putting on a crucial 47 for the second wicket.Anderson has so far faced 99 balls and struck a single boundary while Perez counted four boundaries in his 69-ball innings.Earlier, Kilano Brathwaite completed a responsible 57 but Barbados lost their last five wickets for 67 runs to squander some of their advantage.Resuming the day on 24, Brathwaite faced 121 deliveries in 139 minutes and counted seven boundaries, before he was ninth out.He put on an important 34 for the seventh wicket with Raneil Smith who made nine.Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair was the best bowler with five for 57.last_img read more

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