Wine After War in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The story of Josip Brkić’s winemaking sounds like that of a Warner Bros drama: under communist reign, he was only allowed to sell in clear, unmarked bottles, without his own branding; during the war he saw shells being dropped on his home town as his crates of bottled wine were being delivered; eventually he found his saving grace, ‘biodynamic farming philosophies’. Adding his own twist of ageing his wine in barrels made from trees near the vineyards, Brkić’s story is a beautiful example of “discover[ing]…an entire new world”. Read full article here

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