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Awards given for annual achievements in winemaking

first_imgThe Croatian wine scene is rich, propulsive and lively. The number of wine labels on store shelves is constantly growing, the number of wineries and wine retailers as well, wine lists in restaurants often offer a serious cross-section of domestic and world offer, tastings and promotions are constantly held, several schools and courses for wine education are active. ascent.Such a good trend is primarily due to the individuals behind the launch of all these activities, and then wineries, associations, publishers, scientists and many entrepreneurs from all spheres of the economy from trade to production. This year, Römerquelle and Vinart have established an annual achievement award where the title of meritorious will be awarded. After the launch of the project, a polling board was established consisting of an equal ratio of renowned wine and gastronomic journalists, and sommelier of the most prominent Croatian restaurants who, as representatives of the wine market, assessed which individuals whose successes contributed to the development and affirmation of good wines.Therefore, on Thursday 9.11. at the Sheraton Hotel awarded the title of Meritorious to selected individuals and companies for their contribution to the development of wine culture, initiating trends, preserving wine tradition, affirming moderation of consumption, promoting wine science, promoting wine quality, and other works for the Croatian wine scene.Römerquelle Winery of the Year is Benvenuti Winery, and Römerquelle Person of the Year is Tomislav TomacA winemaker who built a completely new perception of Pošip as a variety and crucially influenced the modernization of Dalmatian white wines, Luka Krajančić, was awarded as the winery of the year in Dalmatia. Continuous excellence in Malvasia, Teran and Muscat production, confirmed by two IWC trophies and Decanter platinum, has brought the winery Welcome, in addition to the award for winery of the year in Istria, the award Römerquelle winery of the year. Highest recognition, award for Römerquelle Person of the Year he won Tomislav Tomac, most responsible for the progress and profiling of Plešivica as our “champagne wine region”, the originator of the trend of “orange” wines from amphorae, and the winemaker whose sparkling wine Amphora was included in Decanter’s list 75 Stellar Buys last year.The awards were presented in eight categories, four of which relate to the achievements of traders, four to the achievements of wineries, and Römerquelle Winery of the Year and Römerquelle Person of the Year were also selected. The company’s webshop of the year was named Live fine wines, a wine shop was chosen as the wine shop of the year Bornstein, the supermarket of the year is Vrutak, and the title of wholesaler of the year was won by the company Miva & Mohor. The achievements of the wineries were rewarded according to the regional division, so the winery of the year of Slavonia and the Danube region was chosen. Jasna Antunović Turk, whose Graševina Premium in 2013 received a platinum medal at this year’s Decanter, the world’s largest wine evaluation. Winery Tomac, whose sparkling wine Amfora was included in the list of 75 most important wines in the world last year, is the winery of the year in the Bregovita Hrvatska region.The organizer and initiator of the project of awarding the most deserving legal and natural persons in Croatian winemaking is the company Vinart, which organizes festivals and workshops, publishes wine publications and designs campaigns. “Everything we do aims to improve the culture of wine, so we launched this project so that the most deserving of it were rewarded and permanently recorded.” said the director of Vinart, Saša Špiranec, and added that Vinart’s annual achievements will continue to monitor the development of the Croatian wine scene in the coming years and once a year direct the spotlight to the most deserving.


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Rosberg stuns F1 with retirement bombshell

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinLONDON, England (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg stunned Formula One yesterday with the shock announcement that he was retiring only days after achieving a lifetime ambition by winning his first world championship with Mercedes.“From the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I became world champion,” the German said in a statement.“On Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, I knew that it could be my last race and that feeling cleared my head before the start. I wanted to enjoy every part of the experience, knowing it might be the last time,” the 31-year-old added.The driver, who had given no previous indication of his intentions, said he had made the decision the day after the title race.Rosberg, who was due to attend the governing FIA’s gala prize-giving in Vienna later yesterday along with teammate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton, did not say what he planned to do next.He will leave with a record of 23 wins in 206 races – putting him equal 12th on the all-time lists with Brazilian triple champion Nelson Piquet – and as only the second son of a champion to take the title.His Finnish father Keke was champion with Williams in 1982.Nico Rosberg was also the first German driver to win the Formula One title with a German car and team, and now becomes the first champion to walk away without defending the title since Frenchman Alain Prost in 1993.“Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it,” he said.“I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen.”HAMILTON RIVALRYRosberg’s battles with Hamilton, his boyhood friend and rival in karting, have lit up the last couple of seasons – and provided plenty of headlines – and he said that too had taken its toll.“This season, I tell you, it was so damn tough,” said the man who also partnered seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, and beat him, in his early career at Mercedes.“I pushed like crazy in every area after the disappointments of the last two years; they fuelled my motivation to levels I had never experienced before. And of course that had an impact on the ones I love too.”The Monaco-based German married his childhood sweetheart Vivian in 2014 and they had a daughter last year. A devoted family man, Rosberg said his wife was the first person to know his decision.He acknowledged that his retirement had put his “racing family” in a difficult position, although Hamilton will now be an even stronger favourite to win his fourth title next season.Rivals also will see a dream vacancy that every driver on the starting grid would jump at if given the chance, Mercedes being the most dominant team in the sport with 19 wins in 21 races this season.Mercedes have won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles for the past three years in a row and will start next season, despite significant rule changes, as favourites again.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff hailed a “brave move” and said it was “testament to the strength of his character”.“The clarity of his judgement meant I accepted his decision straightaway when he told me,” added the Austrian.Wolff said Mercedes would take time to evaluate their options and they will probably need it, given that the top drivers are already signed up by rivals.One who is still available is reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein, who has impressed at tail-enders Manor.The 22-year-old, who holds joint Mauritian and German nationality, was passed over, however, when Mercedes-powered Force India went looking for a replacement from the Mercedes stable for Nico Hulkenberg.Frenchman Esteban Ocon, 20, who is also a Mercedes-contracted driver, was chosen instead with Wolff describing him at the time as boasting the most impressive track record in junior formulae.That, however, is unlikely to stop others from thumbing through their contracts to see whether they can engineer a move.last_img read more