More from Belgrade, Serbia

 

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Just back from Belgrade, where I have been having a lot of fun judging wines, eating, drinking and staying up too late.

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On Friday, we judged 160 wines; on Saturday we retasted the 33 highest-scoring wines to sort out the gold and silver medals. This was followed by a fun session choosing the trophy winners, and the overall wine of the competition. The quality was really high.

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The best of show winner. Really lovely wine.

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The talented young consultant winemaker Mladen Dragojlovic, who made the winning wine.

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This gold medal winner was lovely. Serbian variety Prokupac is one to look out for.

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Top sweet wine: a Traminer. It was quite beautiful.

Then I had a chance to look round Belgrade. It was a perfect November afternoon, with temperatures in the 20s C and lovely low sunlight. I took some pictures.

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Bomb damage still evident from 1999.

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Lunch at the question mark restaurant, Znak Pitanja, the oldest tavern in Belgrade. Amazing to sit outside in November.

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