Wednesday, December 14, 2016

{#WineWednesday} Fundraiser for @BHFFNYC Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival with Wines of Illyria @indira_bayer @GalleryMCNYC

My blogging experiences have certainly afforded me some unique opportunities and event experiences.

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN WINE TASING FUNDRAISER
BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN WINE TASING FUNDRAISER NYC

I attended a Fundraiser for the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival. The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is an annual event, featuring contemporary Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography and films with Bosnia and Herzegovina as their theme.

Since its founding in 2003, the BHFF has gained a reputation as an important showcase that provides a platform for the exposure of up-and-coming and internationally-renowned filmmakers, thus contributing to a greater understanding of this country, its diverse culture and history.

The event was held at Gallery MC in New York City and was sponsored by Wines of Illyria.

As this is both 'Wordless Wednesday' and 'Wine Wednesday' on the wonderful world of the interwebs and I can never really go 'wordless', I thought I'd combine both, here is my event journey in pictures:

Wines of Illyria
Wines of Illyria - I spy a Cuvee!


Authentic Bosnian-Herzegovinian hors d'oeuvres prepared by Zlata Ramic
Authentic Bosnian-Herzegovinian hors d'oeuvres prepared by Zlata Ramic

Founder of Wines of Illyria, Indira_Bayer
Founder of Wines of Illyria, Indira Bayer

Left, Emir Bander, Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival with Right: Founder of Wines of Illyria, Indira Bayer
Left: Emir Bander, Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival with Right: Founder of Wines of Illyria, Indira Bayer
MY TAKE:

I love sampling wines from different regions as it expands my palate!

Turns out because of the climate, Bosnian Wines are a bit more 'dry', and since my palate leans more toward drier wines - this turned out to be a match made in wine heaven!

I actually enjoyed them all equally which for me at any tasting is pretty rare.

Readers Sound Off: Have you tried a Bosnian Wine before? What Wine Region is Your Personal Favorite?

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30 comments:

  1. Nice! There's nothing like good wine and good food for a great time.

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    1. @Ben - Agreed! Great company, good wine, and good food makes for a perfect combo! :-)

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  2. I haven't tried Bosnian wine before but it looks tasty! I usually like more full body wines, but I love trying new wines too.

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    1. @Eileen - The climate is a drier climate, but the wines definitely are 'full bodied', if you give them a try, please come back and let me know what you think!

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  3. Awesome, I love to sample wine, I am so picky that is the only way for me to know if I will like a new item or not. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. @Kathy - I love attending wine tastings, particularly those that offer international wines. Nothing wrong with being 'picky' - I just call it 'knowing what you like' and there is nothing wrong with that! :-)

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  4. I have never tried Bosnian wine! It sounds like I need to. I've never heard of this film festival either but it sounds like a lot of fun to check out.

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    1. @Jeannette - The Festival will be held in 2017, and I would definitely recommend the wines! Let me know if you do try them.

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  5. Wine Wednesday sounds like my idea of a good time!! Great post!!

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    1. @Ricci - #WineWednesday and #WTFwednesday are slowly but surely edging out #WordlessWednesday for me! and it's a great excuse to try a new wine every Wednesday. So there's that goodness! :-)

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  6. That looks like a fun event. I would love to sample some wine. It would be a great way to find one you love.

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    1. @Kathy - I love that local spirit shops also do their own tastings so you don't have to go to a big venue or get all dressed up if you don't want to. Sampling is the best way to find a new favorite!

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  7. This sounds like a fun event. I don't drink a ton of wine.

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    1. @Christy - Define not a 'ton'... LOL :)

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  8. waht an awesome funrasier. i have never heard of bosnian wine..sounds nice

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    1. Dawn - Both a fund raiser and a 'funraiser' indeed! ;-)

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  9. This sounds awesome! I love trying new wines, I'm sort of picky when it comes to different wine flavors so I'd love this. Awesome! -Kendall

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    1. @Kendall - I do too!

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  10. I don't drink wine at all, but my husband loves it. I can't wait to share this with him and see what he thinks.

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    1. @Stephanie - Not even champagne at New Year's Eve?

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  11. I love wine. I just went to buy a box tonight. I would have loved to attend this event.

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    1. @Yolonda - Nice! Which is your fave?

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  12. I've not tried a Bosnian wine before. I will admit to being spoiled by living in northern Michigan and a smorgasbord of amazing local wines.

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    1. @Gabriel - I have never visited Michigan or sampled their wines, I will have to get on that!

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  13. I am an avid wine drinker and love to go to wine tastings. With three kids, it has been a while! This looks like a fun time.

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    1. @Wendy - Wine tastings are a great girls night out so you can catch up with friends. Try to plan a few for 2017! :)

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  14. I have never tried this type of wine before but, it seems you had a great time at the event. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. @NPC - This was my first time trying Bosnian Wine, but definitely won't be my last! :)

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  15. I had no idea this sort of film existed! Now I'm Googling it lol

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  16. What a lovely event! My best friend would have enjoyed herself here - she's totally into wine and good food (and who isn't?!).

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