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2nd Salon of Sparkling Wines Zagreb

For the second year in a row, Zagreb is hosting the Salon of Sparkling Wines on 2nd February 2018. This wine festival season opening will gather sparkling wine producers from Croatia and Slovenia, selected gourmet offers and numerous sparkling wine lovers for a day devoted exclusively to the premium bubbles in the region.

The goal and message organizers want to spread is raising the culture of enjoying in sparkling wines – through education. The festival will be followed by free guided tastings for all visitors. 2. Salon of Sparkling Wines Zagreb will be held on 2nd February in Hotel Dubrovnik and open for visitors from 3 pm – 9 pm. Ticket price is 20 EUR.

Salon of Sparkling Wines Zagreb guided tastings – Photo: Julio Frangen

The Salon will gather more than 40 sparkling wine producers. Some of the exhibitors will be thePeršurić family with their Misal sparkling wines. They were the first to successfully make sparkling wine out of MalvasiaIstriana grapes back in the 1990’s. Nowadays, their production has reached 11 labels of sparkling wines.

Domaine Koquliecot will be representing Istria too, with the recognizable French elegance found in all of their wines made on Istrian terroir.

The Boškinac Winery will be presenting their new sparkling wine Viaz, made out of Ugni Blanc grapes. We cannot imagine talking and tasting sparkling wines without the Plešivica region. KrešimirIvančić from the Ivančić winery was the first to make sparkling wine out of Portugizac grape variety and is well known for his red sparkling wine Griffin Dark Side, you’ll be able to taste on the Salon in Zagreb, too.

Also coming from Plešivica and we definitely recommend tasting it, the Jagunić winery chose the Salon for their rose sparkling premiere, “La Bulle Rose”. From Slovenia, we’ll be able to taste last year’s winners in the category of rose sparkling wines, Čarga 1767.

Festival organisers Marija Vukelić and Nina Levičnik – Foto: Julio Frangen

Zagreb’s Salon will be followed by the 5th Salon of Sparkling Wines in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 16th February. Organisers said the festival has grown and raised much interest, both from exhibitors and visitors, that they decided to establish international Salon of sparkling wine network that will grow and connect capitals in the region through sparkling wines.

Let’s start new 2018 with sparkling wine. See you in Hotel Dubrovnik!


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