I recently spent four fabulous days in Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. I had enjoyed the culture, history, architecture, but most of all the food and wine. So on departing I popped into the airport duty free shop to check out what the shelves had to offer. I personally prefer buying wine anywhere but an airport (it’s just never THAT cheap) but with the 100ml liquid rule I no longer have that luxury and I don’t want to run the risk of ruining a suitcase of clothes, books and miscellaneous stuff. However, there I was pleasantly surprised to find a few reasonably priced bottles of local wine. Not only was the Car Lazar Stono Polusuvo Vino (Tsar Lazar) label enticing it promised a rich, heart, deep red wine.
A blend of prokupac, merlot, vranac and gamay this is a lovely wine to enjoy with traditional Serbian meat dishes. The best bit? It only cost 320 dinars which works out at about £3! What a bargain! If you are visiting Belgrade soon, look out for this wine!