Archive for the 'Serbia' Category

Vinarija Ivanović – Tamjanika 2005

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

This is a dry, slightly sparkling wine, with a pleasent, rich, complex aroma. A pleasure to sniff and taste, there’s a fruity note and there’s quite an undefined spicy note, definitely requires another bottle of researching . The producer specifies it as a wine “with characteristic Muscat taste and smell carrying combination of spicy tones [...]

Kopaonik Restaurants

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Kopaonik is the largest Serbian ski resort. It is a popular place for domestic skiers and is becoming increasingly popular with foreign visitors. Although “Kopaonik” is actually a large mountain, the term usually refers to the area around the “Grand” hotel and the apartment complex “Sunčani Vrhovi”. The area is small but contains quite a [...]

Vršački Vinogradi – Vršački Rizling “Kasna Berba” 2004

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Vršački Vinogradi (Vršac vineyards) are located in the vicinty of the town of Vršac in north-eastern Serbia. The wine is semi-sweet (or semi dry for you pesimists out there!), full bodied and quite strong (14.5%). As the name (“late crop”) suggests, it is made from very ripe Italian Riesling grapes. According to the winery, the [...]

Dulka Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Dulka is one of the most famous wine producing families in the town of Sremski Karlovci, near Novi Sad in Vojvodina. They produce wine since 1920 and have won a handful of awards at the Novi Sad agricultural fair throughout the years. Apart from producing wine, this familiy also produces bermet and brandies of highest [...]

WinEco Biserni Chardonnay Barrique 2006

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

This is another great wine from the WinEco winery (Podrum Radenković) from Southern Serbia. It is a not-very-dry Chardonnay, without a strong nose, but with an exceptional balance of fruity and barrique aromas. It is easy going, with a full taste, definitely one of the wines to accompany your lighter meals. It’s barrique traces make [...]

WinEco (Podrum Radenković) – Serbian wines with a tradition

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

The Župa region around the city of Aleksandrovac in southern Serbia is considered as the best wine producing region in the country, with a tradition of wine growing that goes back to the pre-Roman times. WinEco is one of the producers in the region, better known as Podrum Radenkovic. Podrum means “cellar”, but the word [...]

Tamuz Morava 2006

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

“Morava” is a relatively new grape variety, made by dr. Petar Cindić, a professor at the Novi Sad University in Serbia and mostly grown in Western Serbia, in the Valjevo region. The grape is known for being less vulnerable to cold conditions than other grapes, thus requires less chemical treatment. Tamuz Morava is a light, [...]

Wineco Sauvignon Blanc Barrique 2006

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Looks like I am starting a bit of a tradition here with giving high scores to Serbian Sauvignon Blancs – there’s a new wonderful one I’ve discovered, this time coming from Wineco (Podrum Radenković, Trnavci), a wine producer with a long and respectable history and some fine enjoyable wines. Although Podrum Radenković is based in [...]

Essential Co. – Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

This is a wonderfully rich Sauvignon Blanc, very refreshing and “full bodied”, with some unusual hints, worth exploring again. The aroma is magnificent, refreshing and pleasant, makes it hard to stop sniffing. Highly recommended on it’s own or with lighter dishes. Rating: 10/10 Price: 350 RSD (4.5 euro) Retailer: Super Vero Technorati Tags: Wine, Serbian [...]

Prince Rskavac 2003

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

“Prince” is one of the two wines produced by the Braća Rajković winery in the village of Gornje Zleginje in the Župa region. The other wine is named “Dina”, a Pinot Noir, named after the man, the Rajković family member, who was the first one to plant the Pinot Noir grape in Župa. Rskavac is [...]