Date: 10/05/2018

WineCham – Feel and Taste the Soul of Šumadija

The Fifth WineCham was organized in cooperation with WineQ - Centre of wine culture and Šumadija Winemakers Association.

For the first time WineCham was held in Belgrade within the Wine Impuls Night project at the Azbuka Bar.

Representatives of AmCham member companies had the opportunity to taste five wine labels of the Šumadija wine region and experience how wines are paired with the selected food.

Co-hosts of the event, President of WineQ - the Center for Wine Culture Vladimir Stojić and the President of the Šumadija Winemakers Association, Veselin Despotović welcomed the guests and introduced them to the Impuls Wine project, the tradition of winemaking and viticulture in the Šumadija region and described typical varieties and traditional blends. They also introduced the audience to the aromas and balance, and technology of making each presented wine.

Welcoming guests with a wine toast, AmCham President, Jelena Pavlović thanked WineQ for a long-term partnership.

A sensational five courses Šumadija’s Wine & Food Pairing menu was presented:
DE LENA Winery, Lipovac, Topola - "70:30" 2017 (Sauvignon Blanc, Semilon) paired with Marinated goat cheese in olive oil and rosemary with dried tomato, olives, myrrh & basil.

STARI HRAST Wine Cellar, Žirovnica, Kragujevac - CHARDONNAY 2017 paired with Chicken risotto with mix of wild mushrooms, butter, curry, lemon grass, parmesan, and French parsley

ŠUMADIJA Winemakers Association, Oplenac, Topola - ŠUMADIJSKA RUŽICA 2016 (Prokupac 85%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%) paired with Salmon pâté bruschetta with black sesame and raspberry dressing.

DESPOTIKA Winery, Vlaški do, Smederevska Palanka - ZMAJEVITI 2016 (Prokupac 100%) paired with Caramelized pork ribbons in BBQ sauce with aromatized potatoes.

ROYAL Winery, Oplenac, Topola - SUVEREN 2015 (Cabernet Sauvignon 100% barrique) paired with Smoked ribeye steak in pepper sauce with grilled red pepper and dried plums.