Attention Croatian Wine Enthusiasts: Media Invitation for Exclusive Briefing (May 19) on International Pošip Day (May 21)

Boston, Mass, April 27, 2022 – The Croatian Wine Alliance, a group of global teams promoting Croatian wines led by the US-based Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc., online store shipping 70+ indigenous Croatian wines to most US states, in collaboration with the Wines of Croatia and Vino Dalmacije, is pleased to invite you to a briefing about the international wine variety day dedicated to the predominant Dalmatian indigenous white grape variety, Pošip.

May 21st marks International Pošip Day, the celebration of the Pošip variety, grown in Dalmatia, the most southern wine region of Croatia.

WHAT:           International Pošip Day Briefing – English-language conversation with experts from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vino Dalmacije, wine association, and Croatian winemakers

                        + Tasting of Pošip – will be sent to the first 20 accredited media in the USA

WHEN:           May 19, 2022 – Noon Eastern / 9am Pacific / 18:00 Central European time

WHERE:         To receive the secure Zoom link, please register here:

Provide your info to receive a bottle of Pošip gratis, first come first serve

Agenda:         Introduction to Croatian wine regions — w/Vanja Kaludjer, Croatian Chamber of Economy

                        Dalmatia – regions, terroir and intro to Pošip w/Leo Gracin, Doc. Dr. Sc. of Oenology

                       & President of Vino Dalmacije Association & assistant professor at the University of Split, Studies of Mediterranean Agriculture

                        Pošip tasting notes:  Linsday Buck, WSET3, Coravin

                        Wineries: Grgić Vina, Merga Victa, Volarević


About the Croatian Wine Alliance – a Public-Private Collaboration

Lead by Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc., an online store shipping 70+ indigenous Croatian wines in the US, this alliance of organizations around the globe are united in raising awareness of premium Croatian wines, including the Wines of Croatia,, association within the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vino Dalmacije,, association of winemakers in Dalmatia, and many importers and distributors in USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe, as well as Croatian wineries.  For more information, email us at and follow us at LinkedinTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Attention New York Wine Professionals: Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Barrel + New Release Trade Tasting

Join the wineries of the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition as they tap the barrels, uncork new releases, and share gems from the cellar. Register here.

Engage with award-winning Legacy winemakers and owners, and sample Hudson Valley-grown Cabernet Francs from both sides of the historic river, including barrel tastes, new releases, rosés, and vintage flights.

A special tasting includes Cabernet Franc wines produced from experimental grapes grown during a clonal and rootstock trial at the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, NY. The trial investigated differences in the characteristics of wines made from four Cabernet Franc clones grown on three different rootstocks. These limited wines are bottled to share with the trade.

Experience the Hudson Valley’s signature grape at Milea Estate Vineyard with expansive views of the Valley east of the Hudson River, on Tuesday, May 24th, from 2 PM-4 PM.

  • Benmarl Winery
  • Fjord Vineyards
  • Milea Estate Vineyard
  • Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
  • Quartz Rock Vineyard
  • Robibero Winery
  • Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery

Please note: This event is only open to the press and trade working in the wine industry. Bring a business card for entry.

The event is held rain or shine. Please be advised, that if there are any specific local COVID guidelines in place on May 24 for public events, we and our guests will be required to follow them.

Attention Virginia Cider Professionals: The Virginia Cider Ed Road Show

The American Cider Association is holding four educational sessions in Virginia during the first week of June 2022 to educate cider professionals “about the diversity and versatility of Virginia hard ciders”. I will be attending the session at Lost Boy Cider and hope our Virginia members can allocate time to attend one of the sessions. Here is the info from the ACA:

“The American Cider Association (ACA) is hitting the road to partner with Virginia cideries and chefs to teach food and beverage professionals about the diversity and versatility of Virginia hard ciders. Each workshop will be tailored to the cidery and city where it’s taking place with a focus on exploring ciders made with Virginia grown apples, crafting trendy cider cocktails, and mastering delicious cider pairings. Jennie Dorsey, a Certified Pommier and the Cider Education Outreach Manager for the ACA, will be leading the cider learning, tasting and pairing experiences.
Are you a current food and beverage professional? Or an up and coming professional in the food and beverage scene? Do you happen to live in Virginia or nearby? Come join us at one of these four free workshops we’ll be offering throughout Virginia. These workshops are being provided thanks to a grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.”

Lost Boy Cider (Alexandria Virginia) June 6th: 5-7 PM
Potters Craft Cider (Charlottesville Virginia) June 7th: 4-6 PM
Fall Line Richmond Marriot (Richmond Virginia) June 8th: tbd
Sly Clyde Ciderworks (Hampton Virginia) June 9th: 12-2 PM