The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a draft Law on Wine, after consultations with producers of the wine and viticulture sector in order to exchange views and better understand the requirements of producers and the framework that must be adhered to by the Ministry.The Wine Act is drafted for the purpose of consolidating European Union regulations with national regulations in the wine and viticulture sector in order to regulate a single legal basis for the adoption of implementing regulations on competencies at the national level. At the same time, the areas currently prescribed at the national level by the Law on Wine and the Law on the Common Organization of the Market of Agricultural Products and special measures and rules related to the market of agricultural products will be connected.The aim of drafting the draft law on wine and all measures it adopts is to define a clear legal framework for the economic conduct of grape and wine production and ultimately the sale of wine for income in market-transparent conditions with the inclusion of tools to combat the “gray market”.Four new regions are being establishedThe draft law on wine enables the association of winemakers and winegrowers at the national and regional level, who are given a new active role in the promotional activities of winemakers and work on the marketing system of Croatian wines and will thus contribute more actively than before . Four new regions are being established (both wine and marketing): Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Bregovita Hrvatska. In addition, the Draft Law on Wine clearly defines the distinctive framework for the production of grapes for own needs in a very limited scope on areas up to 0,1 ha from those producers of grapes, must and wine in production, business and market-oriented coverage .This Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine regulates the legal basis for performing more efficient administrative control of all data that grape and wine producers are obliged to submit. At the same time, the field control carried out by the field wine supervisors will be strengthened in order to check the compliance of the submitted data with the actual situation, which strengthens the system of traceability of grape and wine production.”With the new Law on Wine, we bring a clear legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and wine marketing. ” – said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic and added “In addition to the Act, in cooperation with winemakers, we are adopting a new National Support Program for Winemakers for the period 2019-2023, which increases the amount of funding and introduces a new measure to promote wine with 80% refund. We are opening tenders for the new five-year period in October this year. “The Croatian Center for Agricultural Food and Rural Affairs, the Institute of Viticulture and Enology retains the role of the holder of sensory evaluation of wine, but regional wine organizations are actively involved in proposing evaluators, and only wine evaluation is carried out by commissions with majority regional evaluators. This ensures an increase in the level of quality of evaluation as well as the quality of the wines themselves, because the evaluation process is carried out by evaluators who know best the characteristics of the wine of a particular region.RELATED NEWS:NIKOLA BENVENUTI, VINISTRA: ISTRIAN WINERS HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE STRENGTH OF THE BRAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATION FOR POSITIONING ON THE WINE MAP OF THE WORLDSAŠA ŠPIRANEC: WINERS MUST BE ORGANIZED IN FOUR GREAT ASSOCIATIONS: SLAVONIA, DALMATIA, ISTRIA AND KVARNER, AND HILLY CROATIA
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for a 50th time in what is a storied rivalry that has repeatedly produced classic matches.Djokovic leads their head-to-head 26-23, and it stands at 10-6 when the all-time greats have met at majors. It is also 3-1 for Djokovic at the Australian Open. AUSTRALIAN OPEN: TV channels, dates for every matchDjokovic, whose 16 major titles are four shy of Federer’s 20, will head into Thursday’s semifinal in Melbourne (3:30 a.m. ET) as the favorite.Ahead of their meeting, Omnisport looks at five of the classics they have delivered:2010 U.S. Open semifinal: Djokovic  def. Federer  5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.Flushing Meadows was Federer’s playground for five straight years until 2009, when he was stunned by Juan Martin del Potro in the final. To this point, he had dominated Djokovic, too. But the Serbian managed to save two match points to win a thrilling, four-hour five-setter that would — even with Federer only 29 years of age — bring suggestions the Swiss maestro was on the decline.2011 French Open semifinal: Federer  def. Djokovic  7-6(5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5).By the time they met at Roland Garros the following year, Djokovic was a heavy favorite after incredibly winning his first 41 matches of 2011, including a second major title at the Australian Open. Federer ended that run, wagging his finger after his stunning four-set victory. The year would still belong to Djokovic, and not before more drama against Federer.2011 U.S. Open semifinal: Djokovic  def. Federer  6-7(7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.Having recovered from two sets down to force a decider, Djokovic reeled off the final four games and saved two match points to shock Federer, and the way he saved the first lives long in the memory. Djokovic crushed a forehand cross-court return winner that John McEnroe would describe as “one of the all-time great shots,” one that even Federer struggled to accept. Djokovic would go on to win his third major of 2011.2014 Wimbledon final: Djokovic  def. Federer  6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4. Djokovic. Federer. All England Club. Wimbledon final. They are words sports fans dream of. Federer was in his first major decider since 2012, while Djokovic had lost his previous three grand slam finals – one to Andy Murray and two to Rafael Nadal. Federer produced the comeback this time, coming from 5-2 down and saving a match point in the fourth to force a decider. But just as Federer looked the more likely winner, Djokovic stepped up to win a seventh major crown. The pair combined for 143 winners and just 56 unforced errors in a match Djokovic labelled the “best quality grand slam final” he had played in.They own a combined 13 Australian Open crowns between them They will meet for the 50th time in the #AusOpen semifinals.Listen to @DjokerNole pay respect to his rivalry with @rogerfederer #AO2020 pic.twitter.com/xm8XZVX9yR— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 20202019 Wimbledon final: Djokovic  def. Federer  7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6 13-12(3).Fast forward five years and they met again, and they delivered once more on the biggest stage. Federer was left to rue missed chances after a battle lasting four hours, 57 minutes — the longest singles final in Wimbledon history. Djokovic saved two match points at 8-7 in the fifth set before a match tie-break followed, the first in singles in the tournament’s history. Djokovic would go on to win a 16th grand slam title, moving a little closer to Federer’s men’s record total.