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The Irish Harp: A Bansko Evening To Remember

Jan 18, 2017 No Comments by

Brian, the owner of The Irish Harp in Bansko, has made his mark on the culinary scene here for many years now. So I was delighted when he invited me to try the cooking of his new chef. Seeking feedback is always good for any business, so I highly appreciate Brian’s desire to listen to, and [...]

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Loving Bulgarian Wine At DiVino: In Pictures And Podcast

Nov 24, 2016 No Comments by

Tasting wine at DiVino is a huge pleasure for me and something look forward to like a child looks forward to Christmas. After my recent review of the places for wine lovers to visit in Plovdiv, I was excited to review some of the star wines of the DiVino show 2016 with Mitko Nikolov from apollowine.com. [...]

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Winter Punk Wine Culture: Plovdiv Revisited

Nov 02, 2016 No Comments by

Wine and Plovdiv mean autumn city time. After my top 5 Plovdiv venues last week, I get to see and to taste the cutting edge new wines using Bulgarian indigenous grapes. Watch my chat with with Boris below: Boris, from Vino Culture wine bar in Plovdiv, shares his passion for the new “punk wine” Bulgarian [...]

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Wine Lovers Weekend In Plovdiv: Top 5 Places To Visit

Oct 23, 2016 No Comments by

Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019, is my favourite city in Bulgaria. So John, a friend from the UK, and a regular Bansko visitor came to visit me the other weekend. Now was the time for me to show-off the delights of what Plovdiv has to offer a fellow wine lover. Plovdiv is a two [...]

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My Favourite Places To Visit In Bulgaria

Jun 23, 2016 No Comments by

So many people I meet in Bansko are here for a few days in the summer. Visiting just Bansko would be like visiting London and only seeing Buckingham Palace. There is so much more. Every year I receive emails asking for tips on an itinerary that will satisfy the family travelling to Bulgaria. I offer something [...]

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DiVino 2015 20th November to 22nd November

Nov 19, 2015 No Comments by

DiVino taste exhibition is one thing I never miss. I have attended every single year since its start at the military club and now moved to bigger premises in the NDK, Sofia. UPDATE: Take a listen to the Bulgaria Now Podcast with Mitko Nikolov at this year’s DiVino event above. We pick 7 top wines [...]

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The Good Beer Show 2015 8th & 9th August + 1st & 2nd August

Jul 11, 2015 No Comments

Craft beer is in Bansko for yet another year in the shape of the Good Beer Show on 1st and 2nd August and 8th and 9th August (pre Bansko Jazz Festival meeting place). The beer show is hosted at Bansko Royal Towers, which is very close to the gondola lift — you can’t miss it. [...]

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