On Saturady, January 24th 2015 in the hotel Royal Princess in Dubrovnik, on the initiatve of the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association a wine workshop has been held for the memebers of the Association, organized by the regional wine festival Dubrovnik FestiWine, Croatian Sommelier Club and Regional Developmet Agency DUNEA. Wine workshop has attened some 30 memebers of the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association.

 

On January 24 2015 in the Hotel Royal Princess Dubrovnik wine workshops for Tourist Guides Association "Dubrovnik" will be held. Workshop will introduce participants with viticulture and oenology in Croatia with focus on Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and they will also convey basics of producing white, red, rosé and sparkling wine.

 

Participants will learn tasting techniques on selection of regional wines. Workshop and tasting will be presented by Mr. Franjo Francem, renowned Croatian oenologist , one of the founders, vice-president and lecturer of Croatian Sommelier Club, and

Mr. Sandi Paris, main educator in Croatian Sommelier Club, four-times winner of national sommelier championship of Croatia who also participated in two European and two World championships organized in Vienna and Montreal.

 

Members of the Tourist Guides Association "Dubrovnik"expressed great interest for workshop like this and recognized the importance of knowing more about Croatian wines and acquiring possibility to share their knowledge with visitors of Croatia. Main purpose for tourist guides is to introduce visitors of Dubrovnik – Neretva County with history, culture and all beauties that it has and in which certainly belong ours vineyards and uniqueness of our wines.

 

Croatia sommelier club was founded in 1993 and since 1994 is a member of the Worldwide Sommelier Association (L’Association de la Sommellerie Internationale – ASI). Main purpose of Croatian Sommelier Club is the further development of the profession of sommeliers, increase awareness of the culture of food and drink and educate professionals and citizens . That implies promotion of Croatian viticulture and also present state of Croatia as tourist destination, F&B industry and wine sector. They manage that through competition and conference in worldwide sommelier association.

 

Croatia Sommelier Club achieves its goals through competition, professional and non-professional courses, lectures and study trips in Croatia and all over the world, group meetings and conferences, publication and other activities. Focus of Croatia Sommelier Club is education which results with a significant number of organized courses and workshops in different parts of Croatia.

From November 06-08, 2014 in Astarea hotel, Mlini „Sabatina“ - international meeting of winegrowers and vintners was held. The organizers of this traditional, 24th in a row meeting was Zadružni savez Dalmacije (Cooperative Union of Dalmatia). At the mentioned meeting Dubrovnik Neretva County, with its prefect Nikola Dobroslavić, otherwise active promoters of county's wines and vintners, has presented its second regional wine festival Dubrovnik FestiWine that will be held from April 20-26, with its central part – wine exhibition April 24 and 25 in Klarisa restaurant. The first festival held this April, has shown to us that there is interest for this type of events, from vintners, restaurant owners and visitors and motivated with the last year's success we already started the organization of the upcoming 2015 FestiWine festival.
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