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 on an Istrian adventure, listed in order of publication. We're publishing it as an accompaniment to today's much more recent set of Croatian tasting notes.
Istria 1 – wild asparagus days (Inside information) 20 August 2012
Istria 2 – the meaning of light (Inside information) 21 August 2012
Istria 3 – Caesar's golden triangle (Inside information) 22 August 2012
Istria 4 – the wines (Inside information) 23 August 2012
Istrian tasting notes – established producers (Tasting articles) 23 August 2012
Istrian tasting notes – new blood (Tasting articles) 24 August 2012