Dubrovnik is All About Wine This Week

By , 19 Apr 2017, 19:41 PM Lifestyle

Calling all wine lovers!

Dubrovnik FestiWine, a festival organised by the Dubrovnik- Neretva County and produced by Dubrovnik Partner agency, continues to slowly build its reputation with the opening of the 4th edition of the festival that takes place at the Dubrovnik Palace Hotel. The 4th Dubrovnik FestiWine was officially announced by the Prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavic, and the Festival's founder; Melanija Milic, the Director of the county's regional agency DUNEA; Bozo Martinovic on behalf of the Dubrovnik-Neretva wine producers; Bojan Kobal, the Dubrovnik FestiWine jury president and Tilda Bogdanovic, the Dubrovnik Partner Director.

Nikola Dobroslavic emphasised that Dubrovnik Festiwine was founded according to the strategy to develop wine production of wines local to the Dubrovnik region.

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The Festival began with Dubrovnik Wine Week, during which all guests are invited to taste some of the best local specialties and fine wines at promotional prices. The jury, consisting of international and national judges enologists, wine professionals, bloggers and wine promoters, will evaluate more than 130 wines during the Dubrovnik Festiwine Trophy competition. The winners of the 4th Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy will be announced on Saturday, the 22nd of April 2017 at the Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel.

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In addition, the festival is going to move to Ston where the traditional "Blind date: In love with Ston oysters" event will be held.

The Festival’s gourmet spectacle, the Dubrovnik FestiWine Gala, will take place on Thursday, April the 20th at the Dubrovnik Palace Hotel. The gala will feature exquisite dishes by some of the best chefs in Croatia; Fabrizio Vežnaver and Petar Obad, assisted by last year's scholarship winners Tihomir Antunović and Đuro Kravić. Mario Tomekovic, a reputable sommelier living in the UK and a member of the Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy jury; will present the winning wines of the last year's Dubrovnik Festiwine Trophy while Ingrid Badurina, a food journalist, will guide us through the interesting gala evening. The proceeds of the gala will, like last year, go to funding the education of young culinary talents.

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Some of the best national and international wine producers will be presented at the central event, the Dubrovnik FestiWine Exhibition. The wine exhibition, coupled with workshops and lectures, will take place on April the 21st and 22nd at Lazareti.

Dubrovnik Palace Hotel: Masarykov put 20, 20000 Dubrovnik
Lazareti: Ul. Frana Supila 10, 20000 Dubrovnik

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