Yesterday, the 7th White Grape Award Ceremony was held at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, awards to wineries that successfully develop wine tourism and to individuals whose activities contribute to the development and promotion of wine culture. The award was established in 2012 by the table culture association GET, which promotes eno-gastronomy and the development of eno-gastro tourism. Today, the White Cluster covers the countries of the region, and at the GET conference on eno-gastro tourism, the Regional Trophy Award is given according to the votes of audiences from across the region. Silvija Munda and Tomislav Stiplošek, who founded the GET association and the accompanying Center for the Development of Wine Tourism, have been following the eno-gastro scene of the region in the media for more than ten years. and the print edition. ”Selling on your own doorstep has become a priority for winemakers, wine cellars have become an integral part of the tourist offer and a major factor in tourism in general. Therefore, the mission of this project is to highlight those who work hardest, praise their work and success, give them an incentive to continue, and give everyone else an incentive for extra effort and development of the quality of the overall offer. This applies not only to wineries, but to all those whose activities in any way affect the development and promotion of eno-gastro tourism and table culture.. ”, Explained Tomislav Stiplošek, president of the association.Photo: Marko ColicIn their opinion and experience, more than 500 eno-gastro connoisseurs and travelers, as well as about 1200 other people, voted for the best wineries in terms of tourism this year as well. Within Croatia, the results are divided into 5 regions: Hilly Croatia, Northern and Central Dalmatia, Southern Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner, and Slavonia and the Danube region. Diplomas were also awarded to wineries from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. Diplomas for Slovenia were awarded in October at the VinDel Salon in Maribor, and the best Slovenian winery in terms of tourism for 2018 is the Doppler winery.The winners of diplomas and awards are:Bregovita Croatia1) Winery Vuglec breg, Škarićevo – Krapina 2) Kolarić Winery, Hrastje Plešivičko3) Trdenić Winery, PopovačaSouth Dalmatia1) Korta Katarina Winery, Orebic, Peljesac2) Bire Winery, Lumbarda, island of Korcula3) Rizman Winery, Klek (Komarna vineyards)North and Central Dalmatia1) Bibich Winery, Plastovo & Stina Winery, Bol, island of Brac (share first place with identical points)2) PZ MasVin – olive and wine, Polača3) Winery Kraljevski vinogradi, PetrčaneIstria and Kvarner1) Meneghetti Station, Bale2) Damjanic Winery, Fuskulin 3) Kozlović Winery, Momjan Slavonia and Podunavlje1) Belje Winery, Kneževi Vinogradi 2) Ilok Cellars Winery, Ilok 3) Antunović Winery, DaljBest in Croatia in Wine Tourism:1) Meneghetti Winery, Bale2) Winery Vuglec breg, Škarićevo – Krapina 3) Korta Katarina Winery, OrebicIn addition to the diploma, Stancija Meneghetti also received a valuable crystal vase from the Rogaška Glassworks. Best in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Wine Tourism: Winery Vukoje from Trebinje & Winery Nuić from Ljubuški (winery share first place with identical points)Best in Serbia in Wine Tourism: Zvonko Bogdan Winery from PalićBest in Montenegro in wine tourism: Plantaže Winery from PodgoricaThe best in Macedonia in wine tourism: Chateau Kamnik Winery from SkopjeParticular recognition for extraordinary contributions under development wine cultures: Bornstein Wine Shop and Wine BarParticular recognition for the outstanding contribution to the promotion Wine Tourism: Exotic Wine TravelSpecial recognition for a lifetime, for his exceptional contribution to the promotion of eno-gastronomy this year was posthumously awarded to Darko Baretić, and the award, on behalf of his family, was taken over by his great friend Željko Bročilović CarlosRecognition Good Start for 2018. year received winery Galić from Kutjevo.
Ajax Captain Matthijs de Ligt insisted wednesday that the underdogs’ run to the Champions League semi-finals has left him speechless.The Dutch side have beaten Real Madrid and Juventus in the knockout stages to make the last four, where they will face Tottenham or Manchester City.“It’s bizarre. It’s not normal. I have no words for it,” the 19-year-old Netherlands defender told BT Sport. Matthijs de Ligt celebrates with his team-mates on the final whistle in Turin “We have shown once again that we are very strong and that we can make it difficult for large teams.”De Ligt scored the decisive goal in Tuesday’s semi-final second leg at Italian giants Juventus, as Ajax secured a deserved 3-2 aggregate win and a return to the last four of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 1997.“I was going a bit crazy because we couldn’t convert any of the chances. I wasn’t born the last time we reached the semis,” added De Ligt.Ajax are the first team from outside England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France to reach the last four since compatriots PSV Eindhoven did so 14 years ago.“We have incredible talents and, for our nation, it will get better and better,” said manager Erik ten Hag.“We were not favourites, but with our philosophy we again exceeded our limits.“We know how to push boundaries every time. And with Tottenham or Manchester City there will be another challenge. We look forward to it.”Ajax last lifted the trophy in 1995 with a young, homegrown squad that contained future superstars like Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert.Their star players were gradually picked off by the era’s biggest clubs, but they still managed to return to the final the following year and the semi-finals the season after.Several of this year’s squad are expected to leave in the summer, with Frenkie de Jong already having agreed a summer move to Barcelona.“Apart from the first five minutes of the second half, we dominated after the break and were well worth our victory,” De Jong said.“In fact, we probably should have won by more.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram