Sunday, August 31, 2014

Andro Tomic Shares His Thoughts on Bogdanusa at Svirce Wine Festival

Hvar is rich in indigenous grape varieties, several of which form the core of the Tomic range, including Bogdanusa, an early-drinking white which is only grown on Hvar. Translated literally as 'a gift from God', the local variety is celebrated each year in the village of Svirce with Bogdanusa Evening in June.

Andro Tomic visited the festival this year, and his thoughts were recorded in an interview with Hvar TV, an interview you can watch below as part of the report on the festival.

Andro Tomic Welcomes First Hydroplane Visitor to Jelsa

(photo@Romulic and Stojcic)

A moment of history in Jelsa this week, as the first scheduled hydroplane flight in modern European aviation history touched down in Jelsa after a short 13-minute flight from Split Airport.

Andro Tomic was on hand to witness the moment of history, presenting a magnum of his new elite Veliki Plavac Mali to the first passengers to disembark, a couple on holiday from Switzerland.

It was a great day for Jelsa, and it also brings the wine-tasting experience at Bastijana a little closer. Why not fly in for an afternoon of tasting at the Tomic winery? For more information about wine tasting, visit our website, and for more information about the growing hydroplane network connecting to Jelsa, click here

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Veljko Barbieri Book Promotion Accompanied by a Little Tomic Euforija

A pleasant late morning in Stari Grad for Andro Tomic yesterday in the pretty gardens of Biankini Palace, as he went to support the promotion of Veljko Barbieri's new book at the Faropis book festival. 

And what better way to help the event along than with a couple of bottles of the latest additions to the Tomic range, Euforija?

After enjoying extracts from Veljko's books, there was time to sample the new strong drinks, made from sage and cherry. Why not come on over to Bastijana and taste for yourself? 

What Does the Expression “Corked Wine” Mean?

Corks have been used for sealing wine bottles since the late 17th century. The benefits of corks are numerous. The most important is that it allows the wine to breathe. Closed with plastic or an aluminum plug, wine does not get the oxygen and develops differently than the wine with a cork. As the demand for cork increases and  its production is limited, consequently there are a certain amount of "damaged" plugs.

The smell of a bad cork is moist, moldy and stale at the bottom. For such a wine is said to be "corked” or “corky”. This is the result of a rare compound 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (shortly TCA), which occurs in a cork stopper by microbial infection and gives the wine an unpleasant smell like damp cardboard or wet fur. It is estimated that four percent of cork is infected by this compound.  Because of TCA, when serving a wine guests get the cork to smell it. The restaurant owner will usually, without question, replace the bottle contaminated with TCA. The stench can be so strong that it covers all the wine's aromas. Because of this disease of the cork, more and more winemakers around the world are replacing simpler wines with metal, screw plugs.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Andro Tomic on Palmizana in Today's Slobodna Dalmacija

Life is hard as Andro Tomic...

A sneak preview today of a new product from Bastijana, of which more details very soon. Andro was snapped by leading regional daily Slobodna Dalmacija today on Palmizana. The caption below the photo translates as 'Winemaker Andro Tomic promotes his beverages from sage and carob.'

Stay tuned... 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tomic and Hvar Wine Association on Skor, Stari Grad Tonight

The successful Hvar Wine Association summer tasting season continues in Stari Grad tonight, as some of the island's top winemakers present their wines on the pretty square of Skor, from 21:00.

Bastijana will be present, a keen supporter of this promotion of the island's wines. There will be live music and a great atmosphere guaranteed. Check out last year's event in the video below.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tomic and Hvar Wine Association at Loggia in Hvar Town Tomorrow

The summer wine tastings of the Hvar Wine Association have been an unqualified success so far, and Bastijana has been delighted to have participated in every one so far. Vrboska, Svirce and last night's event in Vrbanj were a perfect blend of Dalmatian tradition, music and quality wine.

Tomic and other Hvar winemakers will be presenting once more - and for the first time - in Hvar Town in front of the City Loggia at the top of the main square. And then again on Skor in Stari Grad on August 9 and 12.

See you there!