Less Than One Month Until Dubrovnik FestiWine

By , 20 Mar 2017, 14:38 PM Lifestyle
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The increasingly popular Dubrovnik FestiWine is set to take place from the 17th to the 23rd of April 2017.

For the fourth consecutive year, Dubrovnik FestiWine, which celebrates all things wine and draws lovers of the versatile beverage from all around, will take place next month thanks to the organisation of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the production agency ''Dubrovnik Partner'', with the support of various sponsors.

Wine lovers, of which there are a rapidly growing number, will have the opportunity to sample some of the absolute best wines in the area in one location, as well as be in the company of respected winemakers, wine experts, sommeliers and all those immersed in the world of wine.

Dubrovnik FestiWine was created in 2014 as a regional wine festival of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, with the aim of celebrating and promoting local wine culture and the remarkable indigenous varieties of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, which is known for its centuries-old tradition of wine production and has been widely recognised over the years by experts of all kinds in the field. The naturally beautiful Konavle region just south of Dubrovnik in particular is renowned for its perfect ''wine climate''.

The festival opens with wine evaluation (FestiWine Trophy), in which an internationally recognised evaluation panel, composed of both local and foreign judges, oenologists, wine professionals, bloggers and promoters of wine, led by Bojan Kobal, select the best wines of the festival. Things continue with a gala dinner (FestiWine Gala), with wines from last year's festival expertly paired well with fine local delicacies. The process will be directed by talented and acclaimed chefs Fabrizio Veznaver and Peter Obad. Profits from the dinner will be given in their entirety to education scholarships for talented youth in the fields of both wine and gastronomy.

The ''Wine Exhibition'' which is arguably the key part of the festival, will present a number of domestic and foreign winemakers along with their best products on Friday and Saturday the 21st and the 22nd of April.

From April the 17th to the 23rd, all those attenting the festival will be invited to visit the many restaurants and other establishments, including hotels, to taste the regional wines perfectly paired with local delicacies at promotional FestiWine prices.

Dubrovnik FestiWine is an event not to be missed by those who are wine lovers, experts, connoisseurs or those who quite frankly enjoy a drink. Further details, including the official program of the much loved event can be found here.

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  • Due to smoke and reduced visibility on the A1 motorway between Gospić and Sveti Rok junctions the driving speed has to be reduced to 80 km/h. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. On the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway one lane is free only in Vršek and Lučice tunnels (on the section Ravna Gora-Delnice) in direction Rijeka tonight (23 March) 10pm-6am. In Učka tunnel in Istria one lane is free only every night 10pm-6am till 24/25 March. Tonight (23 March) 8pm-5am traffic is suspended on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj motorway between Trakošćan and Krapina junctions in both directions, detour: DC1 state road. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. The headlights have to be on during the day as well. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče at Božići viaduct in both directions, in Sveti Rok tunnel in both directions till 24 March (driving speed limit of 80 km/h); -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Zaprešić and Zabok junctions 20th-18th km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 118th-121st km in both directions; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan at Kraljevečki Novaki junction 93rd-94th km in both directions, in Hrastovec tunnel in both directions; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June, on the section Vrata junction-Vrata tunnel in direction Rijeka till 24 March; -Rijeka detour road in the exit lane of Rujevica junction in direction Rupa; -A8 in Istria on the section Lupoglav-Učka tunnel. Roadworks on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway (Zagreb detour road): - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; - till 26 April traffic is suspended in the exit lane of Popovec junction from direction Goričan towards Popovec, detour for direction Vrbovec-Popovec: Sveta Helena junction (A4)-Sveta Helena-DC3 Goričica-Belovar-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec junction, for direction Goričan (A4)-Sveta Helena: Komin junction (A4)-DC3-Sveti Ivan Zelina-Donja Zelina-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec. Lepenica rest area (at 57th km) on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway is closed till 15 June, the previous rest area and petrol station is the one Ravna Gora (at 30th km), the next one Cernik-Čavle (17,8 km away from Lepenica). Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje till 10 April; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC25 Lički Osik-Karlobag state road (at 40th km) 8am-3pm till 24 March. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road at Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Poličnik, on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković. 15 November 2016-15 April 2017 winter equipment is mandatory on the winter sections of the state roads in Croatia (it includes four winter tyres or four summer tyres with chains ready for use).
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