Episode 2

The Wine Culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published on: 4th January, 2024

In this episode I chat with Bela Dominković, a Swiss wine expert now residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We talk about the unique wine culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country's potential for wine tourism, the unique characteristics of Bosnian wines, and the challenges faced by local winemakers.

Bela, an experienced sommelier and food & wine pairing expert, shares her knowledge about the local wine scene and her ambition for Bosnia and Herzegovina to become recognised as a quality boutique wine area on the global stage.

00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction

00:44 Getting to Know Bela Dominković

02:33 Bela's Journey into Wine Expertise

04:41 Bela's Experience in France

05:49 Exploring Bosnian Wines

09:05 Comparing Northern and Southern Bosnian Wines

11:05 Challenges Facing Bosnian Winemakers

15:37 Wine's Role in Bosnian Culture

19:50 The State of Wine Tourism in Bosnia

24:37 Bela's Recommendations for Bosnian Wines

27:23 Bela's Dream for Bosnian Wine

28:07 Conclusion and Farewell.

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"Welcome to "An Englishman in the Balkans" podcast, hosted by David Pejčinović-Bailey.
In this podcast, you'll get a unique look at life in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the eyes of an immigrant. Each episode, David shares his experiences living in this often misunderstood country, and introduces you to some of the interesting people he's met along the way.
From exploring the rich culture and history, to discussing the challenges and joys of immigrating to a new country, this podcast offers a thoughtful and engaging look at life in the Balkans.
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I am a podcaster, living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and sharing my experiences of living in this often misunderstood country.