Croatian autochthonous wines presented to Berlin caterers

first_imgThe basic idea of ​​this promotion is direct contact of wineries with customers, distributors and restaurant owners, and exchange of information on supply and demand, and their wines in Berlin were presented by wineries Badel 1862, Belje, Dalmacijavino, PZ Vrbnik and Kutjevo. The fact that our wines are becoming more and more recognizable in Germany is supported by the numbers. In 2017, we exported 786 tons worth over 2 million euros, and in the first nine months of 2018 we exceeded exports of 700 tons and reached a value of 1,9 million euros. “I believe that indigenous varieties such as Teran, Pošip or Debit are a key factor for international positioning. Reasonable prices are also an advantage. But consumers need to be made aware, more educated about such events”, Said the presentation leader Suad Zlatić and pointed out that it is important to adapt to the market:”From experience I can say that if a foreigner cannot read č, ž or š, he will not order that wine”. Despite limited production and thus weak exports, Vrbnička žlahtina is well known to the Germans. “We account for only 10 percent of total exports, but we are here for promotion. Croatia is no longer an anonymous country, we are known in sports, tourism, so why not be by wine”, Said Marino Vladić, director of PZ Vrbnik. By branding Croatia as a wine country, we put the wind in the back of wine exports and that is why we insist on wine promotions. It is easy with the Germans, they are our loyal visitors during the tourist season so they have the opportunity not only to try our wines but also to tie memories”, Said Luka Burilović, President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.center_img The Croatian Chamber of Commerce in the Berlin restaurant Oxymoron organized a promotional dinner where wines gathered under the brand were presented Vina Croatia – mosaic wines. Luka Zadro, CEO of Dalmacijavina, said that this promotional dinner was an ideal opportunity to negotiate deals with new distributors, given that Dalmacijavina started exporting to Germany only at the end of last year.last_img read more

St. John’s hires Mike Anderson, ending prolonged coaching search

first_imgMullin was hired by his alma mater in March 2015 despite not having any coaching experience. The team struggled to a 38-60 record during his first three seasons but won 14 of its first 15 games in 2018-19.The Red Storm, however, fell apart and then dropped four of their final five games. Their season ended with a loss to Arizona State in the First Four. Welcome to New York, Mike Anderson!PRESS RELEASE:— St. John’s BBall (@StJohnsBBall) April 19, 2019Anderson spent the last eight seasons at Arkansas, where he registered a 169-102 record and reached three NCAA Tournaments. He was fired in late March after the Razorbacks finished 18-16 in 2018-19.The 59-year-old had previously coached at Alabama-Birmingham and Missouri. He has advanced to the big dance nine times over his 17-year career. Related News Brothers Sam and Joey Hauser transferring from Marquette St. John’s prolonged coaching search came to an end Friday when the school announced it has hired Mike Anderson to replace Chris Mullin.”My family and I are extremely excited to join the St. John’s University community,” Anderson said in a press release. “This basketball program is rooted with such great tradition and it has a history built by legendary coaches, so this is a humbling experience. I look forward to mentoring the young men who will represent St. John’s proudly on the court, in the classroom and in our community.”center_img “Coach Anderson is one of the most respected coaches in college basketball and there is no doubt in my mind that he is the perfect fit to lead our program,” director of athletics Mike Cragg said.Mullin, the best player in St. John’s history, decided to step down as the program’s head coach earlier this month after four seasons.“I am forever grateful to St. John’s for giving me the opportunity to hear Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden roar again for college basketball and especially for our players,” Mullin said in a statement announcing his decision. “I will always support St. John’s University in keeping our basketball tradition alive.”Since then, the school has reportedly been turned down by multiple candidates. Its reported top choice, Bobby Hurley, signed a contract extension with Arizona State before Loyola-Chicago’s Porter Moser and UMBC’s Ryan Odom rejected inquiries from the Red Storm.Iona coach Tim Cluess, who played at the school for two seasons from 1979-81, also pulled his name out of the running earlier Thursday.Anderson seems like he’ll be in for a big rebuild at St. John’s. Guards Shamorie Ponds and Justin Simon declared early for the NBA Draft while forward Marvin Clark II graduated. Bryan Trimble Jr. and LJ Figueroa have also entered the transfer portal.A pair of key recruits, Cam Mack and Nate Tabor, decommitted following the departure of Mullin and his staff, as well. Chris Mullin explains decision to step down as St. John’s coachlast_img read more