Days of Poetry and Wine Ptuj 2015
by stasa cafuta trcek (text & photo)
Where: Vrazov trg, DomKulture MuziKafe, Ptuj, Slovenia
When: 25. – 29 August 2015
What: 19th Days of Poetry and Wine
International festival The Days of Poetry and Wine has taken the place for the 19th time in history. During the last week of August Ptuj has hosted 65 different events, 25 Poetry readings by 28 Poets from 16 countries read in 14 different languages. The Wine Altar gone bigger and presented 18 Wineries (last year 12), mainly from Štajerska Slovenia (Ptuj Wine Cellar, Verus, P&F Jeruzalem Ormož, Joannes Protner House, Gaube, Steyer, Kraner-Plateis, Conrad Fuerst & Soehne, Turčan, Hlebec, Doppler, SiSi, M-simply good wines, Gjerkeš in Dveri – Pax). Primorska has been represented by Ščurek Wines from Goriška Brda, STeraS Winery from Slovenian Istria and Vipava Valley's biodynamic Guerila.
3 Wicked Tastings took place during the festival too. First, guests took part in a guided walk through the »streets under the streets«, in Ptuj Wine Cellar discovering the Cellar Wisdoms. Boštjan Protner has presented his Reislings of various vintages and explained why this wine is so demanding and whimsical that could deserve a royal title. The last, already 30th Wicked Tasting, was a small jubilee and for this reason we have decided to travel back in time, to the wild Caucasus where it all began 8,000 years ago. Primož Štajer pamper the Winelovers with Georgian wines and traditional dish, never missing at the festive table, Khachapuri.
Zelen 2013, dry, Guerila, Vipavska dolina Wine District, Primorska Wine Region, Slovenia.
Sauvignon 2014, dry, Doppler, Štajerska Slovenija Wine District, Podravje Wine Region, Slovenia.
Rumeni Muskat (Muscat) 2014, SiSi, Štajerska Slovenija Wine District, Podravje Wine Region, Slovenia.
Next year the 20th edition of The Days of Poertry and Wine is about to take place in Ptuj, Slovenia. Save the date: 23rd – 27th of August 2016.