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MACEDONIAN WINES Masterclass tasting program at ProWein 2020

15.03.2020 - Sunday BALKAN WINES: DISCOVER THE REGION'S FINES

Masterclass tasting led by Caroline Gilby, MW

Location: ProWein Forum Area – Hall 13

Time: 10a.m – 11a.m

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From soft and fresh to rich and strong, Balkan wines can offer a diversity of flavours as well as some indigenous varieties of grape that will enchant travelling oenophiles. Western Balkan countries have a rich viniculture tradition dating back thousands of years but they still remain undiscovered wine regions today.

Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania can all offer unexpected delights for wine-lovers and conquer the world with indigenous Balkan varieties.

Caroline Gilby, a Master of Wine who is specialized in South-East Europe wine region, will introduce to visitors a series of wines from the Western Balkan countries with a spotlight on the wines from indigenous  Balkan grapes. The Masterclass will also allow visitors to gain a greater understanding of the history of Balkan region and the progress this countries has made to date.

15.03.2020 - Sunday MACEDONIAN BLACK STALLION - VRANEC

Masterclass tasting led by Thomas Brandl (German language)

Location: Meininger Verlag booth – Hall 13/stand A50

Time: 4:00 p.m – 04:30pm

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The Republic of North Macedonia, tucked deep into the hills of South-eastern Europe, is evolving into one of the region’s most distinguished wine countries. With the wealth of its sun-filled climate and distinctive terroir, North Macedonia has not only the natural beauty and resources conducive to excellent winemaking, but also a steadily growing roster of wineries and enologists producing award-winning wines from a range of international and, especially, indigenous grape varieties.

The Vranec variety is the flag bearer in the country’s quest for international recognition. Although widely spread all over the Balkans, it is believed to have found its second home in North Macedonia. The meaning of the word Vranec is a strong, black and powerful stallion. The word Vran also means raven, colored or black, which is why this red wine is also known as black wine in the country.

Thomas Brandl, a Stuttgart based journalist and PR expert with global experience will introduce to visitors a series of Macedonian wines with a spotlight on the flagship Macedonian red grape variety, Vranec. The Masterclass  will also allow visitors to gain a greater understanding of the history of Macedonian wine and the progress the industry has made to date.

16.03.2020 - Monday MACEDONIAN BLACK STALLION - VRANEC

Masterclass tasting led by Caroline Gilby, MW

Location: Macedonian booth – Hall 15/stand G21

Time: 11a.m – 12p.m

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The Republic of North Macedonia, tucked deep into the hills of South-eastern Europe, is evolving into one of the region’s most distinguished wine countries. With the wealth of its sun-filled climate and distinctive terroir, North Macedonia has not only the natural beauty and resources conducive to excellent winemaking, but also a steadily growing roster of wineries and enologists producing award-winning wines from a range of international and, especially, indigenous grape varieties.

The Vranec variety is the flag bearer in the country’s quest for international recognition. Although widely spread all over the Balkans, it is believed to have found its second home in Macedonia. The meaning of the word Vranec is a strong, black and powerful stallion. The word Vran also means raven, colored or black, which is why this red wine is also known as black wine in the country.

Caroline Gilby, a Master of Wine who is specialized in South-East Europe wine region, will introduce to visitors a series of Macedonian wines with a spotlight on the flagship Macedonian red grape variety, Vranec. The Masterclass will also allow visitors to gain a greater understanding of the history of Macedonian wine and the progress the industry has made to date.

16.03.2020 - Monday BIG MACEDONIAN REDS

Masterclass tasting led by Peter McCombie, MW

Location: Macedonian booth – Hall 15/stand G21

Time: 3p.m – 4pm

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The Republic of North Macedonia, tucked deep into the hills of Southeastern Europe, is evolving into one of the region’s most distinguished wine countries. With the wealth of its sun-filled climate and distinctive terroir mostly suituble for production of red grape varieties, North Macedonia has not only the natural beauty and resources conducive to excellent winemaking, but also a steadily growing roster of wineries and enologists producing award-winning wines from a range of international and, especially, indigenous grape varieties.

Peter McCombie, a Master of Wine will introduce to visitors a series of award winning Macedonian red wines made from international and indigenous varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir and flagship variety for the country – Vranec!