Days of Poetry and Wine Ptuj 2016


by stasa cafuta trcek (text & photo)

Where: Vrazov trg, DomKulture MuziKafe, Ptuj, Slovenia
When: 24. – 27 August 2016
What: 20th Days of Poetry and Wine

Ptuj the European poetry capital with 777 years of winemaking heritage
For me special event and special festival also because thethirdwine is a part of it since being in Ptuj, Slovenia. First it was in Medana in Goriška brda, then the last 7 years in Ptuj. Wherever it was that poetry was brought to by poets and other artists from all over the world in the past 20 years, it became part of the genius loci and the community, the location’s trademark. For the duration of the festival, Ptuj becomes the European poetry capital.

Culture of Wine Drinking
Renowned vintners, most of them from the Štajerska region of Slovenia filled the wine altar at Vraz Square, run by me the coordinator of wine tastings, primarily with wines produced over the last year. New wines were presented, some of them ecological and biodynamic. Guests were able to taste wine of the Štajerska Slovenia region and the coast - Primorska, with the following fine producers: Ptujska klet, Kobal Wines, Turčan, SiSi, Gönc, Verus, Gaube, Steyer, P&F Jeruzalem Ormož, M-enostavno dobra vina, Marjan Simčič, Ščurek, Frešer (biological production), Zorjan in Guerila (biodynamically produced). This year's wine program brought even more: wine altar and Wicked tastings! (Kobal Wines, Ptujska klet - Pullus and Guerila) were accompanied by a wine quiz and a wine workshop, both lead by a wine journalist Jože Rozman.

Wine Altar 2016

ŠTAJERSKA SLOVENIJA

Kobal
  • Pinot Grigio 2015, dry
  • Rumeni muškat 2015, semi sweet
Ptujska klet - Pullus
  • Pullus G 777 limited edition, sweet, non wintage
M-symply good wines
  • Yellow Muscat 2015, off dry
Gaube
  • Riesling 2015, off dry
Turčan
  • Muscat Ottonel 2015, semi sweet
Steyer
  • Traminner 2015, semi sweet
Verus
  • Sauvignon 2015, dry
P&F Jeruzalem Ormož
  • Gomila šipon brut, methode clasique
SiSi, Vinarstvo Druzovič
  • Chardonnay 2015, dry
Gönc
  • Merlot 2015, dry
Frešer
  • Welsh Riesling 2015, dry (biological production)
Zorjan
  • Riesling, dry (biodynamically production, orange wine)
VIPAVA VALLEY
Guerila
  • Zelen 2014, dry (biodinamična pridelava)
BRDA
Ščurek
  • Cabernet Franc 2014, dry
Marjan Simčič
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, dry


More: www.versoteque.com/en/2016/




















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