Wednesday, 23 August 2017

News


Eastern European Wines Welcomed at the 19th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

2 May 2012 | 8,400 wines and spirits from across the world will be tasted this week at the 19th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), and many of them will be from Eastern Europe. The competition... Full Story



Bulgaria
A Eurovision Star Tours the Balkans with his Donkey

29 March 2012 | The singer with the picturesque nickname Rambo Amadeus, who is a candidate to represent Montenegro in Eurovision 2012 in Baku, is expected to visit Sofia for a concert. For his appearance before Bulgarian public he intends to... Full Story


Serbia
Serbian Cinema Turns to War Crimes

16 March 2012 | A movie on a war crimes investigation exposing a government conspiracy was screened for the first time on Monday, reported Balkan Insight. Full Story


Bulgaria
Concours Mondial Opens Doors for Eastern Europe

3 March 2012 | Concours Mondial du Bruxelles aims at higher presentation of Eastern European wined in its yearly tastings and declared this year new policy regarding the region. Full Story


Bulgaria
Remainings of St Joseph Resurface in Bulgaria

2 March 2012 | St Jozeph’s remainings, whose authenticity was certified by the Vatican in 1770s, have been offered to the Bulgarian National History Museum. Full Story


Bulgaria
Bulgaria fears “tumultuous” snow melting

11 February 2012 | After spending the last weeks in deadly cold, now Bulgaria fears that the expected sudden raise in temperatures may turn into another disaster. Meteorologists expressed worries that the situation may go out of control in... Full Story


Bulgaria
Schengen Zone Expansion with Bulgaria and Romania Blocked

22 September | Two Balkan countries' hopes to join the passport-free travel area of the European Union died out, after Finland and Netherlands blocked the expansion of the Schengen zone today. At a EU interior ministers meeting there was a... Full Story


Serbia
Belgrade to Host Retro Car Show

15 September 2011 | The next edition of Concours d'Elegance, the Balkan yearly retro car show, will take place on the 16th of September in Belgrade. One of its highlights are expected to be several of the cars of former Yugoslavia's leader Josip... Full Story


Bulgaria
Bulgaria Presents its Green Cheese to Europe

15 September 2011 | Two unique Bulgarian cheeses will be presented this week at the Slow Food Cheese Forum in Bra, Piemonte. Full Story


Greece
Greek Wine Amongst the Top 25 in the World

14 September | The Greek Argyros Estate French Oak Fermented Assyrtiko 2010 is amongst the 25 best-rated wines in the world by the Decanter wine magazine. Described as “Quite restrained nose, sweet and spicy with a juicy citric palate.
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Epicure


Bulgaria
Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story



Curiosity Chest


Bulgaria
Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story



Useful Reads


Greece
In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story




Music


Serbia
Serbia Surprises with Choice of Little-Known Singer for Eurovision

12 March 2009 | A little-known Serbian singer and composer, Marko Kon, has surprised many by emerging as his country's representative at the 54th Eurovision in Moscow.
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