The Daily Mail recommends Korčula

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The Daily Mail recommends Korčula

01 June 2012

Dalmacija - Dubrovnik, Korčula
Looking for a unique wine, a journalist of the Daily Mail travel section recently found his way to Croatia, more precisely to the island of Korčula. Journalist Chris Choi first tasted a wine called "Grk", which he had never heard of, in a London cellar. The local wine is produced only in a small part of the island of Korčula and is the namesake of the variety that is special in that it only has female reproductive organs and can not be pollinated. Delighted with the taste of this white wine, and the story behind it, Chris Choi decided to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy the wine and the beautiful Croatian island.

Delighted with the beauty and history of Korčula, the reporter concluded that, because of its narrow streets, the island is a perfect destination for drinking wine, just like Venice but without the canals and crowds. He was also surprised by the fact that this historical gem, which is considered the birthplace of Marco Polo, remained untouched by mass tourism. He was thrilled by the beautiful vineyards surrounded by olive trees and pine forests, and concluded that it is not surprising that Microsoft owner Bill Gates comes to Korčula with friends on his yacht.

He also visited the family from the area of Lumbarda that produces "Grk." This sort is grown by a small number of people producing only 30 000 bottles of wine annually, of which 80 percent are bought by local hotels.

Besides the natural beauty and historical sites which the island abounds in, the reporter was also delighted by the cuisine, and especially recommended the shackles stew and scorpionfish. In the end, he said that he hoped that with the imminent entry of Croatia into the European Union, Croatian wines will become more accessible to the rest of Europe. However, for full enjoyment of a wine such as "Grk" he recommended a visit to Korčula. "It is a quest that I would recommend", says Choi.

The Tourist Board of Dubrovnik-Neretva County

The Tourist Boart of Korčula

Daily Mail

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