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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 coastlines are breathtaking, and inland are warm...

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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 and feasts. Here's a guide to her articles...

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Since Tamlyn so comprehensively covered the Istria region of Croatia in her recent series , my mission at the annual London tasting of Croatian wines in September was to taste everything but that...

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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 I can remember consuming is particularly fatty...

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

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Morphologically chastened by the editorial department for Richard goes to Croatia , I hereby present a pun-free account of the tastings encountered on my recent visit to Croatia. The Malvazija...

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

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South American wine must have something going for it. Those who own or make four out of the seven Bordeaux first growths, wine's highest official echelon, have investments in Chile or Argentina....

I feel very sorry for the wines of the Loire. Many of them are quite delicious, and yet they are unfashionably high in refreshing natural (as opposed to aggressively jagged added) acidity and...

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One of the great things about being a wine writer living in London is that one is exposed to just about every sort of wine known to man - not just geographically but historically. The great old...

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On your way out of L'Angle du Faubourg in Paris's smart 8th arrondissement something takes place which is highly unusual yet so highly indicative of an extremely well run restaurant. Without...

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The following producers (listed alphabetically) have been established relatively recently (post 1990). See also these tasting notes on wine made by wine producers with a longer history....

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

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The grapes Wine 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 grape varieties are native to Croatia and...

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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 tavernas with smoky hearths, and simple wooden...

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