Archive for Wine and Beer

Dimitar Nikolov’s Six Little Known Bulgarian Rose Wine Gems

Jul 10, 2015 No Comments by

Bulgarian rose´ wine. Not always good, but these little known gems are a revelation and a testament to the focus on quality I’m seeing in the Bulgarian wine industry. Dimitar (“Mitko’) Nikolov, wine buyer, Decanter magazine judge and his wife, Donka (from apollowine.com) joins me on the terrace as we taste our way through the [...]

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Dimitar Nikolov’s Little Known Bulgarian White Wines

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments by

Dimitar (“Mitko”) Nikolov joins me yet again for a summer wine tasting of the very best white wines he knows. And he not only knows his wine, but he’s internationally respected for his wine tasting expertise. Mitko is a wine judge for Decanter Magazine — and has been for the last five years. His wife, [...]

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Premier Gastronomy Festival 2014

Oct 09, 2014 No Comments by

Calling all foodies. it’s time to come to Bansko. The Premier Luxury Mountain Resort  between 31st October and 29th November 2013. This, the third year of the gastronomy festival, looks like the best ever. See the programme below And there’s more… The Premier Gastronomy Festival The lengths that the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort go to [...]

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The Good Beer Show 2nd August and 9th August 2014

Jul 19, 2014 No Comments by

The Bansko Good Beer Show is back for the third year running.  The Bansko Good Beer Show is being held both on the 2nd August and the 9th August. With craft beer from six countries, both regular and new beer and cider drinkers are catered for. So if you’re over for the Bansko Jazz Fest [...]

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Will You Like These Bulgarian Wines?

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments by

It’s been a while since I took a look at wine. The last time was a tasting of Bulgarian rose wine. Prior to that I wrote about the wines from Midiladare Estate and before then I compiled my Top 10 Bulgarian wines: but vintages have changed. Join me as I set about a Summer of wine discovery. No [...]

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Top 10 summer activities to do in Bansko

Jun 26, 2014 No Comments by

Bansko in the summer season. As we heard in Jonathan Allen’s recent audio interview  part 2, hiking is one of the things he enjoys to do in Bansko. I would also recommend listening to my recent podcast conversation with two hoteliers on Bansko’s summer activities. So with temperatures rising the Bulgaria summer has now arrived [...]

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Special Podcast. The New Beer Business In Bulgaria

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

Bulgaria is changing. Sometimes the changes come slow. But sometimes, once started, they come quickly; just like the choice of beer in Bulgaria. Private enterprise is leading this beer revolution. Listen to Philip’s inspiring story illustrates what, and how, this can be achieved by the entrepreneurial minded here in Bulgaria*.  Bulgaria Now is available to be [...]

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