Croatian wines are becoming more and more recognizable in Europe

first_imgThe recognizability of Croatian wines in Europe is getting stronger and better every day, and the right opportunity for additional promotion and branding of our wines has been recognized in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and actively in the last year through the brand Vina Croatia participate in various fairs to take advantage of the fact a tourist hit back a couple of years.”I am sure that this presentation of Croatian wines is a good way to create the image of Croatia as a wine country. Our wines are recognized by top wine experts right here in the ‘City of Wine’, so this is a clear confirmation that Croatia must continue to brand products such as top Croatian wines and further implementation of the strategy of the brand Vina Croatia – vina mosaica. Our winemakers have shown once again that they are ready for the most demanding markets through the potential of their premium wines where wines of indigenous and international varieties are valued. ” said Igor Barbarić, Secretary of the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, at the presentation of Croatian wines gathered under the brand Vina Croatia – mosaic wines as part of the Croatian Weekend in Bordeaux, adding that further work is needed to create an image of Croatia as a country of such top products.The program in the City of Wine (La Cite du Vin), a theme park and museum dedicated to wines in Bordeaux, began on Friday with a welcome dinner and a welcome speech by the Croatian Ambassador to France, Filip Vučak, and ended on Sunday with a guided wine tasting (Masterclass) Barbara Bačić. During the weekend, our wines could be tasted, Darko Preiner, assistant professor at the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, presented Croatian winemaking and viticulture, and Mladen Boban from the Faculty of Medicine in Split gave a presentation on Wine and Health. Numerous other promotions of our winemaking and wine were held, along with indigenous food and music.The Wine Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has accepted a partnership with the City of Wine and will present itself in the first three years with more than three thousand bottles of the most important Croatian wines. From this year, numerous wines can be found in the City of Wine, representing Croatia through the following wineries: ATC Coronica, Krauthaker, Badel 1862, Kozlović, PZ Janjina, Vinarija Radovan, Dingač Skaramuča, PZ Vrbnik, Vina Carić, Osilovac – Feravino, Terra madre, PP Orahovica, PZ Maslina i Vino, Veralda, Stina vino, Vina Matošević, Vina Kalazić, Vinarija Iuris, Zlatan Otok, Vinarija Raak, Benvenuti and Kuća vina Ivan Katunar – Katunar estate winery.”The affirmation of the Croatian wine scene and Croatian winemakers is being done in destinations like this. France is a leader on the wine scene and participating alongside the biggest names and portrays us in the right light. Organized and thoughtful promotion of Croatian winemakers is necessary and I think that even bigger activities are yet to come”, Said Vlado Krauthaker, owner of Krauthaker Viticulture and Cellaring, adding that Croatia is a tourist hit and that it is time for our winemakers to become an export brand. “Given that Croatia is still poorly recognized as a wine country, it is necessary to use every opportunity to promote it. The richness of indigenous varieties and the great diversity of climatic conditions gives us an advantage over many, much larger wine-growing countries, however, on the other hand, it represents a great challenge for the promotion of its winemakers and wines, ” said Preiner, noting that the presentation of Croatia as a wine country in the center of the wine world, Bordeaux, will certainly give positive results.By the way, in 2016, Croatia exported only 9,500 liters of wine worth 56 thousand euros to this demanding and traditional wine market, mostly bottled wines with an average export price of 5,12 euros and sparkling wines only 365 liters, but at an average price from 25 euros. In the same period, we imported wines worth 4,6 million euros and 700 liters from France, mostly sparkling wines and bottled wines. “Certainly we as a country need to be present in a place like this, where some of the best and most famous wines are in the whole world and where all the countries that have serious wine production, consumption and culture are. The significance for Croatia is huge, from the promotion and recognition of Croatian wines and viticulture, to concrete business agreements for Croatian wineries. The potentials in Croatian winemaking are huge and by working together for better and stronger recognition, we will certainly be more competitive in the future and export more and more to world markets.”, Concluded Barbarić &lt;br /&gt;<br />
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Fancy a Noosa beach house? That’ll be $14m, thanks

first_imgInside the property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“They flew up, loved what they saw and signed an unconditional contract on the spot,” Mr Offermann said.The pristine, white house has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and is on a 1258 sqm double lot with 41m of ocean frontage and a 23m pool.Records show the property was owned by Susan Wade, who bought one of the lots for $2.4 million in 2002.She then acquired the lot next door and built the current house on both of them. This property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $14m.A NOOSA beach house has sold for $14 million to an interstate buyer before it even had a chance to hit the open market.The sale of the luxurious, oceanfront property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach, marks the third highest sale in the region.Earlier this year, the home of tennis great Pat Rafter in Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, sold for $15.2 million to the founder of Betty’s Burgers. “Some people assume if the Sydney and Melbourne markets are going down that the Noosa market will follow, but we’re a regional market,” he said. The view from the property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach.Mr Offermann said he would soon be announcing another $10 million-plus sale in Noosa Heads, topping off a big few months of sales.He said the agency’s sales for the September quarter were up 58 per cent on the same period last year, inquiry levels were showing no signs of slowing and listings remained tight. “There seems to be a lot of people that just want to get out of Melbourne and Sydney for lifestyle reasons, traffic, frustrations, security concerns,” he said. “Most people that buy here already know friends or relatives that own property or live here.“They’re being introduced to the region by a holiday or an experience up here and going back to busy lifestyles and saying; ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the Noosa lifestyle everyday?’” The ocean view from the property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach. This property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $14m.That was soon followed by the sale of a property in nearby Webb Road, which set a new record for the region of $18 million.Tom Offermann Real Estate principal Tom Offermann, who negotiated the sale of all three properties, said it reflected the appeal and confidence in the Noosa property market, despite uncertainty around lending restrictions and cooling southern markets.Mr Offermann said he and his colleague, Nic Hunter, were still putting the finishing touches on the marketing material for 2 Belmore Terrace when they invited an interstate buyer on their books to have a preview inspection. This property at 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $14m.Mr Offermann said the housing downturn impacting the Sydney and Melbourne markets was not spreading to the Noosa region.last_img read more

Lifting of S. Sreesanth’s ban is happy news: Family

first_imgKochi/New Delhi: With the Supreme Court on Friday cancelling the life ban on former India cricketer S. Sreesanth and asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider his punishment, his family expressed real happiness over the fresh developments.Before the verdict, the cricketer’s wife Bhuvaneswari, along with their daughter, prayed at two temples near Kochi, she said.“Finally he has got justice, we wish the BCCI also will allow him to play. We are really thankful to all who have been supporting us. He has been also very keen to return to play and has been keeping fit. Just the other day while engaged in practice, he suffered an injury on his forehead,” a happy Bhuvaneswari told the media present at the family home here.Sreesanth, who is currently in Delhi, returns home on Friday evening, she added.His mother Savithiri Devi said that she has been seeing her son suffering ever since the case began. “We are really thankful to God , who has given him relief. I have seen his suffering for more than five years now,” she said.Sreesanth was arrested by Delhi Police along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on charges of spot-fixing during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).In a relief for the pace bowler, the apex court set aside the life ban imposed on him as a bench headed by Ashok Bhushan asked the BCCI to reconsider the quantum of punishment for Sreesanth.Theapex court, however, maintained that Sreesanth is guilty of betting/match-fixing. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more