goran-bwApart from having a PhD in laser physics, I’m also a gourmet vagabond and passionate wine lover with a degree from Italian Sommelier Association. I’m obsessed with homemade local produces and rustic cooking style inherited from my Istrian family. Taking care of my olive grove and participating in sensorial judging of Istrian extra virgin olive oil are my two favorite kinds of relaxation.

I’ve previously lived in Switzerland for five years and currently splits my life between Trieste, Italy and my hometown of Pula in Istria, Croatia. I’m the author of the Istrian food and wine blog Manjada and a founder of Taste of Croatia–-the independent gourmet guide to Croatia–where I mostly write about Croatian wines and wine regions. I writes restaurant reviews for a major Croatian newspaper and have been compiling the Vinologue Istria guidebook as well. You can learn more about me at Eat Istria.

Goran is responsible for the Istria tours.