Vinart Grand Tasting is a wine festival with an invitation - an experienced wine expert Saša Špiranec and his team this year selected the wineries he thinks are the leaders - on the Croatian market and each in their price class - of quality grape growing and the production of top quality wines. In addition to the two festival days, with the already famous pop-up a wine cellar for which it is possible to buy wines that will be exhibited by some twenty workshops, this year's festival is also enriched by Vinart Petite Tasting On topic New Europe Terroirs where the winemakers from Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovakia and Poland presented their wines that are unique because of the unique microclimate and pedological conditions in which they originated. Spiridac emphasized that most of them are about winemakers who are unknown, and their wines are unavailable to the Croatian wine audience. But I'm special - like a real … [Read more...] about Vinart Grand Tasting: 9 Babic, from wines that promise to enjoy the palate
Sweet slovenia a beautiful
I've walked the elegant historic backstreets, toured the hill-top castle and the house of their legendary architect Plečnik, enjoyed a picturesque river cruise for €10, and it's only 4pm. The caves and lakes are next. Guilty pleasures With all the tours of caves and lakes and hills, it's only right to indulge in Slovene gourmet cuisine at Gostilna Na Gradu inside Ljubljana Castle. A tasting menu of six courses for €45 sees dishes artfully presented - scampi, cuttlefish and corn come in an inky mix, while matured beef with goose liver and vegetable bouquet is so fancy and heavenly. Food, wine, coffee and delicious ice-cream are very affordable all over the city - an Americano or glass of local wine costs less than €2. Prešeren Square (named after their famous poet) leads to ideal boutique shopping on pedestrian streets, and big open parks, all walking distance from the hotel, so you can burn off the cals and not feel too guilty. Top Tip Get up early for … [Read more...] about Sweet Slovenia: A beautiful, budget-friendly option for your next break
Child-friendlyMajorca, Spain The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, with an appealing climate and short flight time, Majorca is an obvious choice for families with younger children. Throw in the soft sandy beaches, particularly Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, and fine Roman and Moorish remains, and this becomes an all-ages' favourite. Visit the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th Century Santa Maria Cathedral, and the stone-built villages of Pollenca and Fornalutx. Try tumbet, a delicious local dish of fried aubergines, potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes, along with ensaimada, a pastry made with pork lard (sorry vegetarians!). Stay at one of TUI's three Family Life resorts. The four-star Mallorca Mar is right on the seafront, with rooms that include kitchenettes and a balcony or terrace. www.tuiholidays.ie Cantabria, Spain Northern Spain is still relatively low-key as a holiday destination. Which is just the way the Cantabrians … [Read more...] about 50 best holidays for 2019: Get your trips started here!