Great year for winemakers in Croatia

first_imgThis year, winemakers in Croatia can be very satisfied with both the turnover and quality of wine, and at the end of the year they were all pleasantly surprised by the quick reaction of the Ministry of Agriculture, which finally brought order to the market with foreign wine in bulk to our market.Namely, at the beginning of December, the Ministry of Agriculture adopted a new Ordinance on the vineyard register, mandatory declarations, accompanying documents, cellar records and production potential, which prescribes a uniform procedure for controlling the quality of wine when placing wine on the market. With the new Ordinance, all foreign wines that come to our market in bulk will now have to be registered and reported to the agricultural inspection for control and quality. So now everyone will have equal treatment on the market, both domestic and foreign wines, which is the first and basic rule of fair market competition, but also the protection of domestic wine producers.2016 marked a lower yield, but better wine quality This year was also marked by the harvest of the “decade”, as the winemakers point out, despite the lower yield of about 20-25 percent due to bad weather during flowering, weather and temperatures during the day and overnight were ideal in the further process. growth of sugar and sugar while the acid level was ideal. All this favored the exceptional quality as well as the health condition of the grapes that arrived in the cellars, and thus the exceptional quality of the wine that will come out of our cellars. Lower yield, but much better wine quality.Total domestic consumption in Croatia is about 1.207.000 hectolitersIn the marketing year 2015/2016 total domestic wine consumption in Croatia is about 1.207. 000 hectoliters stand out from the Central Bureau of Statistics, while wines with a protected designation of origin (53,3%) were the most represented in production. Production of wine with a protected designation of origin in the marketing year 2015/2016 is 529. 130 hectoliters, and in the marketing year 2015/2016. the Croatian citizen consumed on average about 26 liters of wine, while the degree of self-sufficiency is about 82%.HGK estimate: Holiday spending will amount to more than 12 billion kuna”The growth of retail trade turnover in 2016, with consumer optimism, will amount to 3,2 percent, while in 2015 this growth was 2,4 percent,” said the director of the Sector for Trade of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Ema Culi on the occasion of the holiday assessment. consumption in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Thus, according to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, spending will amount to more than 12 billion kuna, which is an increase of half a billion kuna than last year at the same time. Certainly, a part of the increased consumption will be felt by winemakers in December, both through increased wine sales and through the HoReCa channel.One of the solutions is branding of wine regions in CroatiaOne of the big problems on the market is the lack of a unique marketing strategy for branding Croatia as a wine destination – “Vina Croatia – Vina Mosaica.” Đuro Horvat, consultant for marketing and wine market for, adds that Croatia will produce wines of excellent quality this year, but placement problems still remain. ” One of the disadvantages is the non-integration of wine as a strategic reference Croatian product in the national strategy and the excessive share of international varieties in relation to indigenous ones. One of the solutions is certainly to force one’s own Croatian label, and not umbrella brands. We must connect winemakers with each other through the concept of “Vina Croatia – Vina Mosaica”, ie brand our four wine regions: Dalmatia, Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region, Istria and Kvarner and Hilly Croatia. For our recognition as wine countries, that is the imperative of competitiveness. ” Horvat concludes.Wine Institute: Croats drink the most wine per capita in the world”Croatian wines are increasingly attracting the attention of world experts, and it is rare in the world for those wines for which restaurants with three Michelin stars arrange their menus.”, States the research of the Wine Institute, and thus Croatia is the third in the amount of wine consumed per capita in the world, just behind the Vatican and Andorra. According to the survey results, Croats drink per capita annually 44,2 liters of wine, while behind us is neighboring Slovenia, whose resident drinks 44,07 liters of wine a year. Only behind Croatia and Slovenia are the world wine superpowers France (42,51), followed by Portugal, Switzerland, Macedonia, Moldova and Italy.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling They certainly have high expectations for Baker, whom they selected after making a trade to move up in the draft and select.As a junior at Washington, he notched 70 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions. For his college career, the defensive back amassed 200 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, five interceptions and 24 passes defensed.In college he was a playmaker much in the mold of Mathieu, who also plays bigger than his size.“A guy that is an extremely violent blitzer off the edge but also has very unique coverage skills, whether it be on a slot receiver, a receiver period, a tight end,” Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher told Off the Edge with B-Train on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station Wednesday.“Maybe he’s down in the box covering a back at times, like we’ve done with some of our safety packages.” Back in 2013, Tyrann Mathieu very quickly showed that the Arizona Cardinals would want him on the field.Chosen in the third round, 69th overall, the former LSU star impressed in offseason work and training camp and found himself getting important reps in Week 1.Normally, however, the Cardinals tend to try and bring their rookies along slowly, though at times — such as with Brandon Williams last season — roster issues have led to that process being accelerated. 0 Comments   Share   The team’s first-round pick in this year’s draft, linebacker Haason Reddick, is expected to have a role, though that is not surprising for someone chosen on the draft’s first day.But what about the players chose on Day 2? The Cardinals chose safety Budda Baker in the second round and receiver Chad Williams in the third round, though according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., it is Baker whose name will be called often in Week 1.As he wrote in an Insider piece, the Washington product is one of a handful of rookies from rounds two and three who will play immediately.Arizona lost both of its starting safeties in free agency and replaced them only with veteran Antoine Bethea. Even if Tyrann Mathieu is expected to play more free safety in 2017, there are openings for Baker. But I also think he could play slot corner for the Cardinals, who didn’t get much competent cornerback play last year outside of Patrick Peterson. Marcus Cooper was OK and is now in Chicago, and rookie Brandon Williams and veteran Justin Bethel struggled.As I wrote in my draft grades, the comparison I made for the 5-10 Baker before the draft was to Mathieu. Now the Cardinals have two similar tenacious defenders who can play safety and corner.Baker himself said he understands and appreciates the comparisons to Mathieu, and it’s safe to say if he is anything close to that kind of player the Cardinals will feel quite good about their pick. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: James Bettcher, Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more