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A lovely image of Fetească Neagră from www.crameromania.ro
Fetească Neagră - The Black Maiden of the Balkans

Fetească Neagră (or 'Black Maiden' in English) is considered to be an ancestral autochthonous variety widespread in Romania and Moldova for more than 2,000 years.

A Plavac Mali vineyard on the steep southern slopes of Hvar island in Dalmatia, Croatia
Jo Ahearne MW: My Road to Plavac Mali

So when I was faced with Plavac Mali - one variety in one region that could produce wines akin to both Amarone AND Barolo I was transfixed!

Vinodonia 2016 - Skopje Wine Salon
Vinodonia 2016 - Skopje is the Balkan Wine Capital on November 11 & 12, 2016!

Breaking News - SAVE THE DATE: The first Skopje Wine Salon - Vinodonia 2016 will be held on 11th & 12th November 2016 at the newly opened Marriott hotel in the centre of Skopje.

Milomir Milosavljević squeezing a bunch of Prokupac - pic by Martin Candir & Žarko Jović

The very first International #ProkupacDay is scheduled for October 14, 2016! Learn more about this flagship Serbian red variety!

6 wines tasted during the masterclass about Bogdanuša - an indigenous variety from Hvar island of Dalmatia
Bogdanuša - The Heart and Soul of Hvar Island

Indigenous white Bogdanuša as a variety definitely has a bright future and the time has come for the world to discover this beauty!

Dejan Živkoski - the president of the Serbian Sommelier Association (SERSA)
2016 A.S.I. General Assembly in Serbia - An Interview with SERSA President Mr. Dejan Živkoski

We can proudly state that Belgrade and Serbia are the host of the A.S.I. (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale) General Assembly taking place from June 3-5, 2016!

Mr. Radovan Vukoje (Photo © Željko Garmaz)
An inspiring vinous talk with the great vigneron Mr. Radovan Vukoje from Vukoje Winery

The Vukoje winery keeps at least 3 harvests’ wines in bottles and Inox tanks. All wines are exclusively made from their 30 hectares of vineyards and there are no other sources of grapes!

Judges in action at 7th edition of Premiile de Excelenţă Vinul.Ro 2015
Judging at 7th Premiile de Excelenţă Vinul.Ro Competition in Romania

The seventh edition of the Premiile de Excelenta Vinul.ro competition was held in Bucharest on November 4 and 5, 2015.

Cow's horns are filled with a cow’s manure and placed in soil until the spring time.
Vinarija Imperator - First Serbian Biodynamic Winery

It was a great picnic with the Russian caviar, smoked salmon, roasted veal, variety of top cheeses and great wines made by the only Serbian bio-dynamic producer 'Vinarija Imperator'!

Igor Ilievski, Director and Marko Stojaković, Cellar Master of Tikveš Winery from Macedonia
Tikveš: 130 Years of Tradition, 1962 Furmint, Domaine Lepovo, Vranec, Bela Voda, Barovo & Other Stories

I had an opportunity to visit the Tikveš winery and vineyards in Barovo region. We also tasted 10 wines from across the all ranges which undoubtedly showed the very high quality of wines and true power of this great winery!

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