Some stories do have a happy endings.
I was in Italy, last November when I received an email regarding “CHINA WINE & SPIRIT AWARDS”.
I was told, to select three of our red wines for competition – all of them made in some percentage of Serbian indigenous grape variety called-PROKUPAC.
Nobody from Serbia ever won anything on that competition, so we were like: “Let’s give it a try…”
It was a list of winners. I tried to find VINO BUDIMIR among them-but had no luck.
Such a disappointment! I called my family to let them know.
I took a glass of red wine, thinking while I was in the middle of a party, when I had to enter the wines due to a deadline. I was a bit “typsy” of cocktails I had that night in Italy and actually started thinking did I typed everything the right way…
Than I remembered the costs of sending samples which made my disappointment even bigger.
I went over the list one more time-to see who had luck this time and who is celebrating instead of me…and then,THERE IT WAS!
My SVB ROSA, our best wine-GOLD!!!
That yellow color just flashed right into my face.
How could it be, how could I overlooked it?
I went on and then SILVER for my “LIKE YOU ARE AN ANGEL” wine. That was just too much at this point.
And like a cherry on top of a cake-BRONZE medal for TRIADA red.
I was obviously to impatient and busy during my meeting to carefully go true the list, using my smart phone even made it more difficult, but there it was.
NO mistake – NO doubt: We did it!
It was not a victory of my winery.
It was success of my country.
Confirmation that even in a small country from Balkan (a country that probably many Chinese didn’t even heard about) can make a GREAT WINE!
That’s something to be proud off.