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For the fifth year in a row, Dubrovnik FestiWine, the festival celebrating wine, will take place in the period from 16 to 22 April 2018. It will gather many who are already in the winemaking business, prospective winemakers as well as numerous wine lovers.

The history of Dubrovnik FestiWine is quite interesting - the event that was established in 2014 as a regional wine festival intended to promote wine culture and autochthonous wines of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, opened its doors to participants outside the County only three years later and thus earned an international character.

Its organizers have prepared a rich and extensive program offering a bit of everything for everyone. The Festival will open with the “Dubrovnik Wine Week”, during which many Dubrovnik citizens and their guests can visit restaurants, taverns and wine bars with the “Wine friendly” sign, and taste top wines of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County paired expertly with fine delicacies of the Dubrovnik region.

The central event of the Dubrovnik FestiWine is the Wine Exhibition, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 April 2018 in the beautiful atmosphere of the Sunset Beach in Uvala Lapad (Lapad Bay). During the exhibition, the wine professionals will meet with winemakers, while the guests will have the opportunity to take part in lectures and wine tastings, very attractive wine and cooking workshops, such as the “Gault&Millau” masterclass by the Japanese chef Ippei Uemura, the “Sparkling Table” dedicated to sparkling wines, etc.

‘"This year, Dubrovnik FestiWine celebrates its fifth birthday. We continue with dedication and confidence to develop the strategy of viniculture and winemaking in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. We look forward to welcoming all participants and their wines, all visitors and wine connoisseurs. We welcome the healthy competition, where the wines from our county can prove their excellence even further”, said Nikola Dobroslavić, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect.

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One of traditional events of the Festival is the blind tasting of wines that are paired best with the famous autochthonous delicacy of the region, the Ston oyster. The event known as “Blind date: In Love with Ston Oysters” will be followed by the “Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy” international wine judging. The international panel of judges and oenologists, headed by the president of the panel, Bojan Kobal, will select the best wines of the Festival.

Another very popular Festival event is the enogastronomic spectacle “Dubrovnik FestiWine Gala”, which will take place on 19 April 2018 at the Excelsior Hotel, during which the seven winning wines of the last year’s Festival will be presented along with the creative dishes of young and reputable chefs Igor Jagodic (guest chef) and Petar Obad (host chef). Traditionally, the proceeds of the gala dinner will go to training of young culinary talents in pairing food and wines through creative cooking and wine service.

Mark the fifth edition of Dubrovnik FestiWine in you calendars, meet the hard-working winemakers, taste exquisite wines, join our interesting workshops and lectures and find out everything you have ever wanted to know about wine!

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Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Friday, 21 July 2017 08:05 Published in News

A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands early on Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port, killing at least two people and causing more than 100 injuries.

The island of Kos was nearest to the epicentre and appeared to be the worst-hit, with two deaths and structural damage to older buildings.

The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said. At least 20 others were injured on Kos, a popular tourist destination. Some buildings were damaged.
In the Turkish city of Bodrum, several people were injured as they tried to flee the quake.

‘The rest of the island has no problem. It’s only the main town that has a problem,’ Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told state-run Greek media.

Rescuers were checking for trapped people inside houses after the quake struck in the middle of the night.

Ferry services were suspended due to damage at Kos’s main port, where a 14th-century fortress also was damaged. A minaret from an old mosque also was damaged.

 

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20MB of free inflight Wi-Fi

Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:48 Published in News

 

Emirates has expanded its popular free inflight Wi-Fi service with generous rates for all flyers.
Effective immediately, all Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi during their Emirates flight, regardless of their class of travel. This privilege also applies to all Emirates Skywards members travelling in First and Business class. In addition, Economy class customers and non-Skywards members can now enjoy 20MB of free data usage within the first 2 hours of log in, double the current 10MB free being offered.

Additional data can be purchased in 150MB or 500MB blocks at attractive rates, with tiered discounts for Skywards Silver and Blue members.

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“Emirates has made significant investments in our inflight connectivity. Today, Wi-Fi services are available on over 200 of our aircraft, and it is a service that Emirates continues to subsidise heavily. Inflight Wi-Fi usage, already popular from the start, has grown tremendously. Our new inflight Wi-Fi plans reflect Emirates’ commitment to continue providing this as a free service for as many customers as possible, especially to our most frequent flyers,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

The doubling to 20MB of free data will suit customers who are light Wi-Fi users looking to send short messages to their families and friends, or check their social media accounts while flying.

Business travellers or more heavy users of inflight Wi-Fi will have the flexibility to purchase additional data packages as needed.

 

 

 

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There is less than a week to the beginning of the most exciting event this summer - the fabulous Forestland festival. At the peak of the summer season, on July 21st and 22nd, little village Brezje, located in the heart of Medjimurje region, will turn into a real oasis of electronic music and will host some of the biggest names of electronic music, such as Mahmut Orhan, Mark Otten, Jimmy Clash, Lawrence Apagh, MATRODA, DEKOVA, Radiology, Timo G and many others.

In addition to the great music program on three stages, the festival offers a place for camping under the stars, two pools, sandy beach, BBQ, champagne & rakija zone and an unforgettable pool parties with colorful cocktails and refreshing drinks.

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''The" event of this summer in Croatia connects different regions through music and creates community among nations through performances of the DJs from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Croatia. The boundaries break down and Međimurje becomes a destination in the heart of central Europe. In just 7 days, this festival will build space for 10 000 people in the middle of a forest landscape, a camp receiving over 1 500 campers, stage, pool, and other multifunctional space.
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According to the renowned music portal ''Klubska scena'', this original festival was pronounced "The Best Croatian EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Festival for 2016", as an acknowledgment for a great organization and unremarkable creativity. With one of the most wanted DJs in the world, Mahmut Orhan, a forest landscape with stream and lake, superb music and all day entertainment, Forestland is one of the finest summer festivals in Croatia this year, but it seems that the good times are just starting... So book your tickets on time and spend an unforgettable weekend in a unique forest setting. Tickets can be purchased online through www.ticket2go.hr

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Amazing festival - Labyrinth Open Croatia

Friday, 14 July 2017 08:14 Published in News

Labyrinth Open festival is transforming Omiš into a creative hub ready to welcome festivalgoers worldwide

The Croatian coast has become the home of numerous music festivals in the last few years, attracting music enthusiasts from all over the world. The latest festival is called Labyrinth Open and it had its premiere this summer in early July.

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Team behind the festival is the popular Dutch-Belgian promoter agency Labyrinth Promotion, which has almost a decade of experience with the best and high quality names from the world of electronic music. This year they decided to organize their first open air festival in the sunny Croatia. The man behind the whole project, Ugur Akkus, said: "That has always been our plan, we were just waiting for the right moment and the right location."

They have been searching for a perfect location for their festival for a long time and found it in a small picturesque Dalmatian town of Omiš, famous for its beautiful sandy beach and high steep cliffs. Omiš hosted some of the world's most talented house, techno and electronic names such as Dubfire, Sam Paganini, Ten Walls, Rodhad, Pan Pot and many others. Marina Karamarko, better known as Miss Soulfly, winner of Burn Residency contest in 2012 and permanent DJ in Ibiza, Petar Dundov, pioneer of home techno scene and Pero Fullhouse, one of the most famous Croatian club DJs and promoters of electronic dance music, were Croatian representatives at Labyrinth Open.

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Apart from the phenomenal line-up, festivalgoers had the opportunity to take part in interesting workshops and seminars, where they could find out the latest news from the world of digital trends and music industry, as well as take part in various panel discussions. Only for that occasion, camp Galeb was transformed into a real glamping oasis, which includes luxury accommodation with all the amenities, such as swimming pools and direct access to the beach.

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In addition to the premium accommodation, all the participants were able to stay in more affordable accommodation in tents, which were also provided at the campsite. Great gastronomic offer and an unforgettable boat party complemented this exciting new festival at the Croatian coast, which undoubtedly won hearts of all visitors. The Labyrinth Open festival was held from July 8th to 11th , so make sure you get your 2018 ticket on time and prepare yourself for a four-day adventure in heart of Dalmatia, filled with sun, sea,

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