Vinart Grand Tasting Coming to Lauba Again

By 19 February 2018

Zagreb will on March 2 and 3 see the third edition of the Vinart Grand Tasting festival. It is an invitational festival held in the Lauba gallery and organized by a leading Croatian wine expert, Saša Špiranec

The best Croatian winemakers, leaders in various price ranges, will present their new and best wines. Although this B2B event is primarily focused on wine professionals, caterers and sommeliers, it has become quite popular with a younger city audience and wine enthusiasts. This year Vinart will move into Lauba the Vinolab laboratory for wine analysis, while the pop-up Wine Store will again offer some tough to find wines from the 120 winemakers on show this year.

Ahead of the festival, from February 23 to March 1 in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, there will be a series of workshops on domestic and foreign wines. Here is their schedule, more in detail here:

Friday, February 23, 2018
14:30 – Pink Dalmatia – in advance of Pink Day
16:00 – Korta Katarina, Plavac Mali vertical
17:30 – Kozlović Santa Lucia noir, the formation of the Istrian cult label
18:30 – Clemente, first vertical tasting of the most important label of Damjanić cellars
19:30 –Bela voda, Barovo and Domaine Lepovo – icons of Macedonian winery Tikveš

Saturday, February 24, 2018
16:00 – Grk, present and future of the mysterious variety from Korčula
17:00 – Let me tell you a story – on wine marketing
17:00 – Kozlović Santa Lucia noir, the formation of the Istrian cult label
18:30 – Badel 1862, Ivan Dolac barrique wine vertical
19:30 – Fathers and sons

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
14:00 – Underwater cellar
15:00 – Frankovka is grown up and emancipated
16:00 – Kabola – new dimension of amphorae wine
17:00 – Škrlet, Croatian response to Grüner Veltliner
18:30 – Prestigious wine of the LVMH group
19:30 – All the faces of Sauvignon Blanc. From Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume to Zagorje and Međimurje

Thursday, March 1, 2018
14:00 – Traminer, fascinating and demanding variety
15:00 – Puklavec family wines – 7 numbers premium wine label
16:00 – WSET workshop: Quality & style – Croatia & the rest of the world
17:00 – Saints Hills – grand vertical of two original labels: Dingač and Plavac Mali Sv. Roko
18:30 – Prokupac – new-old wine ruler of Serbia
19:30 – Degrassi – Malvazija Bomarchese vertical

Translated from Plava Kamenica.