#WineWednesday Spotlight #141: An Homage to Anthony Bourdain

Bourdain No Reservation with Alen Bibic
Antony Bourdain tasting Alen Bibić’s wines in No Reservations – Croatian Coast.

In April 2012, Antony Bourdain toured Croatia’s Istria and Dalmatia regions and literally got knocked off his feet as he is treated to the finest Mediterranean cuisine and wines.

Why are the wines so good here?” asks Antony Bourdain while tasting Alen Bibić‘s red blend R6.

Is this a restaurant?” he asks later after being served a delicate scallops dish topped with goat cheese paired with BIBICh R5. “What’s going on here, really?

After the meal, he will thank Alen’s wife Vesna, a trained chef, on his knees for this impromptu meal “of epic quality accompanied by equally epic wines.”

Anthony Bourdain and Bibic family
Anthony Bourdain thanks Vesna Bibić on his knees for the meal she prepared for him – Courtesy of Ante Pižić

Let’s raise a glass of BIBICh wines in memory of Tony. Here is a moving homage from our friend and New York based sommelier and Wines of Croatia founder Cliff Rames:


And also from our friend wine writer and Founder – Writing Between the Vines Marcy Gordon:

Relive Croatia With Tony with no reservations.