As 2016 draws to a close and people prepare for the festive season, a look back at 2016 through eyes of a Total Croatia News writer on December 21, 2016. It has been quite a year!
The Ministry of Agriculture in early December adopted a new Ordinance on the register of vineyards, compulsory declarations, accompanying documents, records of stocks and production potential which prescribes a unique treatment in the control of quality wines in wine marketing. Precisely, the new regulations will now ensure that all foreign wines that come in bulk to our market will have to be recorded and have an agricultural inspection in order to control the quality. Now, everyone will have equal treatment in the market, for both domestic and foreign wines, which is first and foremost the rule of fair competition. This also protects domestic producers of wine.
Lara Spajić made one of the greatest successes of Croatian models at the world competition “World Top Model” which was held on Saturday evening in Milan. Lara Spajić has won the title of World Top Model 2016.
The Croatian gastronomic scene is increasingly gaining recognition of excellence, and that is evidenced by the progress that makes the hard work of Croatian restaurateurs and chefs recognized, and ultimately profitable. The last great recognition came from La Liste, which lists 1,000 of the best restaurants of the world formed by the opinion of international experts in the field of gastronomy and wine.
Summer music festival EXIT, one of the top ten music festivals in Europe and an award-winner which is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, will have a Croatian version next year. Held in Umag on May 26 and 27, Sea Star, Croatia’s EXIT Festival, has already confirmed The Prodigy, Urban & 4, and Kolektiv for the 2017 lineup.
More recognition for Croatian wine on December 12, 2016, as Decanter puts Tomic Sparkling Amfora in its top 75 wines of 2016.
Daniela Rogulj's article on TCN on why not to date a Dalmatian man on December 8, 2016 attracted plenty of interest and (mostly) good-humoured debate, with plenty of reaction for and against on social media. An alternative view and appreciation from another TCN writer in Dalmatia, Tash Pericic.