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Croatian Wines in Decanter
The acclaimed British journalist and editor Amanda Barnes headed out on a new adventure, this time in central and eastern Croatia. Barnes specializes in wine and travel writing and in the new project of Vinart and Decanter magazine, she will represent Croatian wines. During her journey from Zagorje all the way to Ilok, she will taste and review some of the finest labels. This is a great opportunity for Croatia because it will prove its well-deserved place on the wine map of the world. Anthony Rose, wine writer for Independent and Decanter, has done the same task in Dalmatia. In this way, Croatia receives its recognition as a country with tradition and potential. It also serves as a promotion for the wine regions of Croatia, northern as well as southern.
The Oldest Cheese in the World Was Made in Croatia
Last year in August, scientists have discovered cheese in a 3 200-year-old Egyptian tomb and archaeologists proved it to be the one of the oldest cheeses ever discovered. However, new findings in Croatia show otherwise. During their archaeological excavations in Danilo near Drniš and Pokrovnik near Šibenik, a team of American, British and Croatian scientists has discovered 7 200-year-old ceramic vessels that served for storing fermented milk. The project has begun in 2003 and they have been investigating local Neolithic settlements established at the beginnings of agriculture and livestock farming in the area. The cheese type could not be specified, but it is most certain that the vessels, some of them 7000 years old, served for storing and producing fermented animal milk. Now this discovery places cheese production 4 000 years back in time. In Danilo and Pokrovnik today, not many sheep, goat and cow herds can be found but taken the new findings, the milk processors might just reconsider.
The Garden Brewery - the Best Brewery in Europe
Founded in 2013., Beer52 is the most popular craft beer club among whose subscribers there are many fans particularly of The Garden Brewery. There were 10 award categories and The Garden Brewery was chosen as the best in the EU, of more than 9 500 other European breweries, for its reliable quality and consistent innovativeness. It has so far produced 77 beer styles, including the award-winning Vanilla & Chocolate Porter, Sour beers and experimental beers like Milkshake IPA. They are successfully exporting to the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. Other breweries that were also awarded are Gipsy Hill, Northern Monk, Siren, Crate and Big Smoke.