Share this page

RAKIJA - CULTURAL HERITAGE OF BELGRADE AND SERBIA
15.08.2017

RAKIJA - CULTURAL HERITAGE OF BELGRADE AND SERBIA

American magazine Wine Enthusiast published an article about brandy that Serbian national drink presents and describes as an important segment of our cultural heritage.

The article begins with the quote of our famous writer and painter Mome Capor:  “In rakija is the essence of the Serbian being—first joy, then celebration of taste, then anger, compassion, the feeling that the world is good and that all those who drink it are friends.”

“People in Serbia treat rakija as medicine,” said Miodrag Popović, acting director of the Tourist Organization of Belgrade, as he sipped a glass of plum rakija. “In villages in Serbia, people drink rakija with coffee when they wake up.”

Through the tasting of brandy in Belgrade restaurants, "Ambar", "Pristan" and "Rakija bar", the journalist Kristin Vuković describes the way of making brandy from different types of fruits . . .

You can read the article at the following link: http://www.winemag.com/2017/08/04/rakija-hopping-through-belgrade/