More from Belgrade, Serbia

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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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  1. Re: “Top sweet wine: a Traminer. It was quite beautiful.”

    Jamie,

    How can I purchase a bottle of Traminer from Serbia as depicted in your blog? Is QUET the name of the company? Does the company have a website?

    How dry is the Prokupac 2011?

    Thank you,

    Bob

  2. Dear Bob,
    from what I see above, you haven’t visited Vojvodina, the northern part of Serbia. I’d say you’ve missed a lot! Quet vinery indeed has a number of fine wines, and I am sure they will be thrilled to show you next time you come to Serbia. I know they organise a very fun grape harvesting event in September, so you might want to contact them. Their website is: http://www.quetwine.com.
    Cheers!
    Isidora

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