Monday, 2 April 2018

April is Devoted to Jazz at Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar!

If you're in Split this month, Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar has a treat in store for you. 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Paradox Wine Tasting with Master of Wine, Jo Ahearne

On the 25th October 2017, we attended a wine tasting at Wine and Cheese Bar Paradox with Jo Ahearne, the only Master of Wine to make wine in Croatia.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Enjoy Wine and Music this Autumn at Paradox!

Because wine and live music always go together!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Paradox, a Place of Wine Education with Croatia's Top Producers

More good news for the image of Croatian wine on the international stage, as readers of USA Today named Croatia the fifth best wine region to visit in the world. And who are we to disagree...  

Visiting is one thing, learning about the wines once there is quite another.

With more than 130 indigenous grape varieties, and several wine labels which do not even have vowels, the road to a true appreciation of the wines of Croatia can be a daunting journey. 

Fortunately, help is at hand...

Paradox Wine and Cheese Bar, the first wine bar to open in Split, has done an admirable job in not only promoting the very best of Croatia's diverse wines in its list, but also working extremely hard to promote Croatian wine through education, including inviting some of the country's top producers to present their wines at Paradox. Among those who have appeared so far this year...





Follow Paradox on Facebook for the very latest on what's hot in the Croatian wine scene in Split. 

And even if there is no organised tasting on the day you choose to visit, pop in anyway - the wine knowledge of all the staff is impressive indeed, as is the Croatian wine selection, a more than ideal way to discover why Croatia has been named in the world's top wine regions to visit. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Wine Education Workshops from Paradox at Vinski Podrum 2014

Continuing their excellent work in raising the standards of Split's wine culture and wine education, Paradox Wine and Cheese Bar will be holding four wine school workshops at the 2014 Vinski Podrum, which opens tomorrow in the basement of Diocletian's Palace. Vinkski Podrum is an opportunity to come and taste a selection of fine Croatian wines and other traditional delicacies, and Paradox owner Zoran Pejović will be holding his wine workshops on Friday and Saturday from 17:00 to 18:00 and from 19:00 to 20:00. Anyone interested should register their interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apart from being the first wine bar in Split, a key focus of the Paradox mission is on education and promotion of Croatian wines, and if you are looking for an introduction to the wonderful world of Croatian wine, there is perhaps no better option in Split, as the very knowledgeable staff will guide you through the rich offerings of indigenous Croatian wine varieties.

In other Paradox news, with the season now in full swing, the wine and cheese bar will be having additional live music every Monday and Thursday - see below. To keep abreast of the very latest Paradox events, why not follow them on Facebook


Dear friends. Come and enjoy your evenings with us Monday and Thursday to the tunes of the Sunny Days band from 20:30.

Welcome to the season

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Paradox Wine and Cheese Bar, Leading the Way in Croatian Wine Education

I have been coming to Split on a regular basis for just over a year now, slowly discovering more about this beautiful city on my day trips from sunny Jelsa on Hvar. After that year, I have got a much better feeling of the rhythm of the city than I ever had in the previous ten years living on an island just a boat ride away.  

Some businesses have opened, some have closed, and some have managed to open and close in that short period. Other new businesses have slowly made their mark on their neighbourhood and have become established as part of the established Split scene. 

I first went to Paradox Wine and Cheese Bar in December 2012, having heard lots of rave reviews from expats who told me that finally there was a place to hang out with great wine and cheese, a friendly welcome and great ambience - the wine equivalent of a good Irish pub in terms of cosiness and welcome. As a Hvar boy, what struck me on arrival was the representation of not only the island's top winemakers on the list, but also some of the best names in the country, with many of them available by the glass.

What struck me soon after that just listening to the staff and client interaction was the passion and deep knowledge all the staff have about Croatian wine, and how much visiting tourists appreciate this gentle introduction into the world of Croatian wine which is usually totally unfamiliar to them, and the comments and positive reviews on TripAdvisor (which have pushed Paradox not only to number one in Split, but in all Dalmatia) are testament to the success of the management's philosophy of promoting Croatian wines. 

An important part of that wine education revolves around the Wednesday tastings at Paradox, when the wines of some of the top names, usually accompanied by the winemakers themselves, are presented at Paradox, a great opportunity to learn more about the top Croatian wines, as well as meeting some of the industry's star performers. The next tasting on Wednesday is from one of the top names from Istria - Roxanich. Place is always limited for these events, so you are advised to book early - contact details in the flyer below.

A new addition for Thursdays at Paradox is The Perfect Clash, a new initiative in food and wine pairing.  Space again is limited for these events, which not take place every Thursday but check the Paradox Facebook page for the latest events. Click here for pictures of the The Perfect Clash last Thursday

Paradox was the first wine and cheese bar on the Split scene, setting high standards, and it seems to have started something of a trend, with more wine bars now opening all over the city. Good news for wine lovers and those wanting to learn more about the wines of Croatia. If you are a wine lover and would like to learn a little more about the wines of the country, pop into Paradox for a glass or two, where you will find the patient and passionate staff eager to help you through your first steps in the exciting world of discovery of Croatian wine. 

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

A Wine Gift from God: A Month of Bogdanusa at Paradox

Dalmatia has some outstanding wines, many of which are made from indigenous grape varieties, and Split's Paradox Wine and Cheese Bar has done a magnificent job promoting Croatian wines since it opened last year. 

One of the most interesting wines is from the island of Hvar, and Bogdanusa - which literally translates as 'a gift from God' - is a lighr easy drinking white from the island of sun. It is one of a few grape varieties which only grow on Hvar, nowhere else in the world. 

Paradox is hosting a 'Month of Bogdanusa' until July 15, and there will be a quality field of Hvar wine producers on show - Caric, Tomic, Marijan, Plenkovic, PZ Svirce and Dubokovic. They are all pretty good, but if you are looking for one with the latest international recognition, check out the Bogdanusa from Ivo Caric, which won silver at the recent BIWC competition in Sofia. 

Hvar will also be hosting some Bogdanusa events throughout the month, and one event to check out if you are in the area is Bogdanusa Night in Svirce on June 22, which will include a game of the very rare zoga falo 'Dalmatian baseball' - more on that and last year's event in the video below.