Guilty Pleasure Blog Slovenian Wine Festival 2013
Slovenian Wine Festival (Grand hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia,, November 21 - 22, 2013)
by stasa cafuta trcek (text and photo)
In Wines from Slovenia You Can Taste Alpine Freshness
Every year I am looking forward to this wine gathering. Slovenian wine festival is the place where we can taste Slovenian wines in our capital Ljubljana. This sentence might be boring, but if you care for wine future in our tiny little country, then you understand how important this festival is with 16 years of tradition. Event is important for target groups - professional public and wine lovers. The second group is getting more and more attention. Learning about wine, learning about the culture of wine drinking, learning about wine-making tradition. All this is happening at the festival. All together 95 wineries & 350 wines.
Beside tastings, there was workshop “Cracking the UK market – some Slovenian success stories by Caroline Gilby MW. Verus, Tilia, Dveri Pax, Vinska klet Goriška Brda, Ščurek, Marjan Simčič, P&F Jeruzalem Ormož” – those are the wineries which Caroline have listed that were succeeded in the UK market. We were told also that now is an exciting time in the UK market for the wines from Central and Eastern Europe. Foreign buyers often describe that in wines from Slovenia you can taste Alpine freshness.
Jak rdeče (cuvee red Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) 2007, dry, 14.5%, Iaquin, Goriška Brda wine district, Primorska wine region, Slovenia. (2007! ripe red fruit)
Zelen 2012, dry, 12%, Ferjančič, Vipavska dolina wine district, Primorska wine region.(Spicy)
Diona brut 2010, 12.5%, Doppler, Štajerska Slovenia Wine District, Wine Region Podravje. (full and ripe but still fruity)