The second generation of famous Međimurje wine families joined forces through the project “Young. Međimurje ”together and with the help of the tourist boards of northwestern Croatia present young wines to distributors and customers throughout Lijepa naša.In this way, they joined the wine regions of the world, especially those in Austria and Germany where selected young, bottled wines are offered on the market only two to three months after harvest. Apart from the promotion of wines specific for their freshness and flutter, the reasons are also of an economic nature: once upon a time, young wines were not taxed! In addition to tourist and gastronomic contents, Međimurje is increasingly appearing on the recommended wine lists of Croatia.Međimurje wine region (photo by Rene Karaman)Along with the most famous young (red) wine that traditionally opens on the third Thursday in November, Beaujolais new of the variety white gamay black te Portuguese which has taken root in our country as a young wine, this year the wine lovers of white varieties have come into their own. Exceptional potential of rhizome (Müller-Thurgau), Chardonnay, green silvano, Pinot Noir, a yellow man and of course Sauvignon for which sommeliers emphasize that in Međimurje is one of the best in the world is already visible in the wines of six young winemakers from Međimurje!Cmrečnjak, Dvanajščak – Kozol, Kocijan, Rabbit, Preiner i Typo are wine families who have embarked on this commendable endeavor and instead of being fierce competition, they exchange experiences and jointly promote their products, young, fluttering, drinkable and refreshing wines with a common label. “YOUNG.”On all labels.On average, they individually own about ten hectares (the Cmrečnjak family stands out with about 20 hectares under plantations) and mostly grow indigenous varieties, of which it has recently come to the fore. pušipel for which a bottle was even specially made and designed, which raised the level of branding of the variety and wine to a higher level. The authors of these young wines are – on occasion – young winemakers(!) i winemakers, under thirty, and another interesting thing is the youngest sommelier: Tea Dvanajščak passed the sommelier exam at just sixteen!Young Međimurje wines (photo by Rene Karaman)Young wines are fresh, usually with a lower concentration of sulfur and lower alcohols, but the specialty of Međimurje (young) wines is a pronounced aroma and minerality, a characteristic due to specific vineyard positions, and the temperament of young winemakers is best bottled and like a good the spirit can’t wait to tickle the taster’s palate. These wines are sealed in bottles under controlled conditions with a threaded stelvin stopper that guarantees freshness and purity.And finally – the price of these wines is more than acceptable, and the quality is unquestionable according to one of the eminent sommelier Siniša Lasan!
The New Zealand tourism industry has joined forces to launch a major tourism initiative that encourages visitors to take care of their environment and unique nature. TIAKI VOW WHILE TRAVELING IN NEW ZEALAND AND WILL CARE FOR LAND, SEA AND NATURE, TREADING LIGHTLY AND LEAVING NO TRACETRAVEL SAFELY, SHOWING CARE AND CONSIDERATION FOR ALLRESPECT CULTURE, TRAVELING WITH AN OPEN HEART AND MIND “New Zealand is known for its warm welcome to guests and the Tiaki Vow is based on that fact and invites the world to stand by us so that future generations of Kiwis and visitors can enjoy the natural beauty”, Said England-Hall and added:”The vow reminds people to act responsibly towards the goods that New Zealand offers, and under that they are expected not to pollute the environment, drive carefully and be considerate of everything”. Under the motto “Tiaki – Caring for New Zealand”, the industry has launched the “Tiaki Vow” initiative, which actively encourages visitors to care for nature and respect New Zealand cultures in order to preserve the country for future generations. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis presented the initiative on behalf of seven key public and private sector organizations whose collaboration has helped implement the initiative. Find out more about the whole project HERE New Zealand CEO Stephen England-Hall emphasizes that everyone is responsible for caring for New Zealand, and the Tiaki Vow encompasses the connection of New Zealanders with their home. Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said the initiative cares about the country but also the people. “In addition to seeking the support of our visitors to care for our country, we want to provide them with a safe journey, but also a fantastic experience”. The Tiaki Vow will promote all organizations participating in the initiative, but also beyond. The information is currently available in English, Maori, German and Chinese, but a number of foreign languages will be included over time.
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The coronavirus pandemic has yet to peak in the Americas, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday, as it said global infections were likely to hit 10 million within a week.The WHO said the length and height of peaks would be determined by government actions, without which a lurch back towards lockdowns was unavoidable.The UN health agency also warned that at the current rate of new cases, a shortage of concentrators — devices that purify oxygen — to help critically-ill patients was looming. Topics : ‘Hard choices’ Patients with severe and critical COVID-19 struggle to get enough oxygen into their lungs, needing higher concentrations and support to prevent organ failure and death.Medical oxygen is produced using concentrators that extract and purify it from the air.”Many countries are now experiencing difficulties in obtaining oxygen concentrators. Eighty percent of the market is owned by just a few companies, and demand is currently outstripping supply,” said Tedros.”WHO estimates that at the current rate of about one million new cases a week, the world needs about 620,000 cubic meters of oxygen a day, which is about 88,000 large cylinders.”Meanwhile, the WHO backed Saudi Arabia’s decision to scale back the annual haj pilgrimage to only 1,000 people, down from last year’s 2.5 million.The haj is one of the world’s largest mass gatherings.”This is another example of the hard choices that all countries must make to put health first,” said Tedros. Latin America surge WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan warned that the virus was still raging in the Americas and raised the prospect of fresh nationwide lockdown measures, in the absence of ultra-vigilance.”It’s particularly intense in Central and South America,” he said.”We’ve seen a steady and worrying continuation of trend, with many countries experiencing between a 25 and 50 percent rise in cases over the last week.”Unfortunately, the pandemic for many countries in the Americas has not peaked,” he said, and was “likely to result in a sustained number of cases and continued deaths in the coming weeks”.The Irish epidemiologist said that without isolating and quarantining contacts, “the specter of further lockdowns cannot be excluded”.Alas, “the only way, in some circumstances, to avoid that now, is a very, very, very aggressive investment in our capacity to detect cases”, he said.After the United States, Brazil is the hardest-hit country, with more than 52,600 deaths from over 1.1 million cases.President Jair Bolsonaro has been fiercely criticized for comparing the virus to a “little flu”.”The numbers respond to response,” said Ryan.The height and length of the peak, and the trajectory downwards, “is everything to do with the government’s intervention to respond”, he said. “In the first month of this outbreak, less than 10,000 cases were reported to WHO. In the last month, almost four million cases have been reported,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference.”We expect to reach a total of 10 million cases within the next week.”This is a sober reminder that even as we continue research into vaccines and therapeutics, we have an urgent responsibility to do everything we can with the tools we have now to suppress transmission and save lives.”The novel coronavirus has killed at least 477,500 people and infected nearly 9.3 million since emerging in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.