Bulgaria as a country, if not a state, has been around for a while. Established in 681, it was an offshoot of the few viable Barbarian lands and federations that popped up in Europe, wreaked havoc, and disintegrated in the tumultuous times between the end of […]0 Read More
The priestess raised the gold bowl and the strong, dark Thracian wine in it reflected the light of the fire burning on the altar. There were only her and the nervous Roman officer standing in the oval-shaped roofless inner sanctum of the shrine of Dionysus, yet […]0 Read More
When visitors head to Bulgaria’s southwest, their prime place of interest is Melnik, the picturesque traditional town located among surreal sand pyramids and famed for its red wine. While entering the monastic church, the believer passes between a mural depicting the virtues leading to Heaven, to […]0 Read More
Sofia is perhaps an exception to the unwritten rule that every great city should be located either at sea or near a major river. Bulgaria’s capital has a rare advantage, though: within an hour you can leave behind the noise and bustle of downtown and be […]0 Read More
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski Thracian wine has been drunk from the cradle to the grave – in ceremonies when a baby was born (a sad event, because for these people the life on earth was undesired and unhappy, just a short preparation for the life beyond), during […]0 Read More
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski As I pointed out, Bulgarian food is a colorful and tasty mix, heavily influenced by our not less colorful neighbors on the Balkans. But also by the numerous civilizations, who have left their marks on the crossroad between the East and the West […]0 Read More
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski It is totally unpredictable how long it will be my effort for presenting the history of wine in our region. Hopefully not as long as the dispute where wine-producing has started… One thing is clear – we are proud of our winemaking history […]0 Read More
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski I totally agree with the statement: Wine is the best friend of food (and vice versa of course). So, there is no way to skip the food topic. Moreover, Bulgarian cuisine has a long, interesting history or better said – background, going back […]0 Read More
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