You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to enjoy this wine! It’s a wine in a box. A box wine. We look at each other.  Really?  Are we snubbing it because it’s not in a glass bottle?  If we … Continue reading


Much has been written recently about Croatia since it joined the EU in July, particularly over the summer as journalists and bloggers regularly visited, creating stories to entice both tourists and adventurers to the country.  Articles have focused on either … Continue reading

Welcome to the newest wines in the EU

This month Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union and we’re delighted that so many British tourists are now enjoying holidays and tours of the different regions – whether city breaks, cultural, countryside, gastronomic (with us!) or sailing … Continue reading

Sparkling Istria, Sparkling Misal!

When we first met Ana Peršurić at her family’s winery in Peršurići, we wondered where the winemaker was. Here was this tall, slight, young (very young), pretty girl meeting us at the cellar door, with a beaming smile and twinkling … Continue reading

The Cuthbert – proud of our local pub and kitchen

After a chance chat on New Year’s Day in our new local, The Cuthbert, we created a wine flight from our Croatian portfolio and matched it to an old English menu. What? How on earth did Croatian wines manage to … Continue reading

Wines for Christmas ~ Dare to be Different!

Over the past month we’ve been asked what wines from our portfolio will match well with a traditional Christmas menu? Fortunately for us and you, almost all of them!  With just over three weeks to go, here are our top … Continue reading

Soundbite (2): The Lado, Umag

The Lado is our nearest fish restaurant on the waterside at Umag. Actually restaurant is a bit upmarket a term.  Shack on the beach is more like it.  It’s a ten-minute walk round to the town centre and a few … Continue reading

Top 20 Tips for Eating in Istria

When we first created our website some years ago, we wrote a short piece about the gastronomy of Croatia, specifically Istria, where we have concentrated our wine search up until now.  It was hard to write a synopsis of the … Continue reading

Soundbite Series 1: Nono, Petrovija

This is the first in our brand new Soundbite Series, where we offer the traveller to Istria our tips and recommendations for restaurants we’ve enjoyed over the past 9 years. And it’s one of our favourites! After the Spring trip … Continue reading

Wines of Croatia ~ Cliff Rames

The majority of wine blogs about Croatia probably wouldn’t happen without some interaction, direct or indirect, with one particular person.  The beauty of the world wide web (or the world wine web as we often call it!) is that wherever … Continue reading