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    East of Venice assortment

    While recovering from a wonderful Barolo Night last night with its glorious array of 2010s, we present the first of a run of collections of tasting…

    24 Nov 2014 Team JR
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    Come in, Croatia

    This year is Croatia's 21st birthday - a coming of age. She's grown into a great beauty, with much to offer both the tourist and the gourmet. Her…

    20 Dec 2013 Tamlyn Currin Jancis Robinson
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    Tam on Istria, Croatia - a guide

    Tam's trip to Istria, north-west Croatia, spawned not only a wealth of detailed tasting notes but also highly evocative descriptions of people, places…

    20 Dec 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Croatia beyond Istria

    Since Tamlyn so comprehensively covered the Istria region of Croatia in her recent series, my mission at the annual London tasting of Croatian wines…

    2 Nov 2012 Richard Hemming
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    Istrian tasting notes - new blood

    The following producers (listed alphabetically) have been established relatively recently (post 1990). See also these tasting notes on wine made…

    24 Aug 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    Istrian tasting notes - established producers

    The wines below (in alphabetical order by producer) are from producers who have been established in Istria for several generations. See also my…

    23 Aug 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    Istria 4 - the wines (at last!)

    The grapesWine has been made in Istria for over 2,400 years, since the ancient Greeks settled on the Croatian coast in the 5th century BC. Many of the…

    23 Aug 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    Istria 3 - Caesar's golden triangle

    So far, in just three days, we've been in war bunkers, shiny new tasting rooms, squishy offices, cavernous cellars, windy bare vineyards, cosy rustic…

    22 Aug 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    Istria 2 - the meaning of light

    After 11 hours of non-stop wine tasting, including one long lunch, it seems impossible to contemplate dinner. Wine writers Christina Pickard (not much…

    21 Aug 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    Istria 1 - wild asparagus days

    Tam has gone off air for a couple of weeks, into the wilds of Zimbabwe to celebrate her father's 70th birthday, but left behind a delightful account…

    20 Aug 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    Croatia - land of opportunity

    I am yet to visit Croatia as a wine writer. My direct experience of it is limited to a few days on the Dalmatian coast in the late 1970s when all…

    14 Dec 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Croatia - land of Malvazija

    Croatian wine is making a concerted effort to reach UK wine glasses. Last month, the Fine Wine Croatia group, around 30 producers working together,…

    9 Jun 2010 Julia Harding MW
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    Richard goes to Croatia - the tasting notes

    Morphologically chastened by the editorial department for Richard goes to Croatia, I hereby present a pun-free account of the tastings encountered on…

    20 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming
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    Richard goes to Croatia

    Croatia, land of plenty: landscape, culture, wine, truffles, olive oil and consonants. Her only paucity, in fact, is vowels. Prplxngly, mny sntncs lk…

    15 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming