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Bužinel Wines / Goršika Brda / Slovenia

Winemaking and producing top quality wine Vintners’ society called Brajda The Bužinel family have a long tradition of winemaking, grandfather Karlo first started producing wine in the mid-sixties and began supplying restaurants in Ljubljana and Domžale. In 1985, together with a few other wine producers from the Brda region, they established a vintners’ society called Brajda. Brajda’s aim was for …

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Kabaj Wines / Goršika Brda / Slovenia

The Kabaj Homestead The White Queen of Brda The Kabaj Homestead (pronounced kah-BYE) has been producing some of Slovenia’s most prized vintages since the early 1990s. The award-winning winery owes its fame to a literal and figurative marriage of French winemaking know-how and traditions with Slovenia’s unique terroir, climate and grape varieties. The literal marriage …

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Top Wine Tours in Slovenia

Unique Wine Tours – Best of Slovenia Savor the Experience We’ve known Andrew (the exceptional character behind Savor the Experience tours) for years, so we’re perfectly comfortable plagiarising the following description of his highly recommendable bespoke tours: ‘If you want to enjoy a 5-course lunch without busloads of tourists, sample a dozen kinds of goat …

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Taste Posavje 29.8. – 7.9. 2019

Best Posavje culinary specialists, wines and farm delicacies In Posavje region we have designed one-week events under the common brand TASTE POSAVJE, which brings together the best culinary specialists, wines and farm delicacies. Under the vision “fresh-local-tasty”, top chefs, winemakers and producers in the region, who appreciate the local ingredients and goods produced in Posavje, …

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Untouched by Light – the world’s first sparkling wine made, sold and tasted in complete darkness

Untouched by Light made from the selected Chardonnay grapes Research shows that the exposure of wine to daylight or artificial lighting results in light-struck aromas. For that reason Radgonske Gorice have turned to the dark side and started producing Untouched by Light made from the selected Chardonnay grapes by using the famous inside-the-bottle French fermentation …

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Top Slovenia Wine Events

Top Annual Wine Events in Slovenia February Salon of Sparkling WineTaking place each year during the week of Valentine’s day, the Salon of Sparkling Wines is a reflection of the increased interest in bubbly amongst both Slovene winemakers and wine drinkers, and the celebration at the Grand Hotel Union lasts well into the night.Ljubljana, www.radost.si …

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Darrel Joseph

Distinguished wine journalist and competition judge Darrel is an American-born international wine writer, judge and lecturer living in Vienna. He specialises in the wine regions of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, including Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and many Balkan countries, and his writing has appeared in international publications. With his extensive tasting experience, Darrel judges in international wine competitions …

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WINNERS of SLOVENIA RESTAURANT AWARDS 2019

Ljubljana, May the 7 th , 2019 – Selecting Slovenia’s best restaurants – The Slovenia Restaurant  Awards 2019 by Dines Club – whose award ceremony was held on May the 7 th , 2019 in the Evergreen restaurant in Smlednik, Slovenia, declared the winners of the awards for the year 2019. THE WINNERS OF THIS …

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Radomir Stojanovič / Ljubljana’s top wine event organiser

We were the first in Slovenia to launch these types of events Radomir is the man behind several of the most notable wine events in Slovenia, including the Slovenian Wine Festival and the Ljubljana Wine Route, whose aim is to raise the drinking culture, promote quality wines,winemakers and cuisine, and make Slovenian products more widely known both at home …

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Danilo / Restaurant and winery / Reteče / Škofja Loka

Danilo – gostilna & vinoteka, is a charming restaurant and winery found near Škofija Loka. The third generation that has inherited Danilo, brother and sister duo, Gašper and Nina Čarman, continue the establishment’s long tradition of producing delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist, more than living up to its motto ‘tradition, local, modern’. Its …

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Women & Wine / Ljubljana / Fužinski grad / 4.7.2019

120 wines, 37 wine producers, 7 food corners Wine and culinary testing from the Women&Wine Assotiation from Slovenia and Italy. More then 110 wines to taste, olive oil and top Slovenian culinary drills. With some nice summer music. – 28,00 Eur presale on brikevmestu@gmail.com – 35,00 Eur on the event day The event is for …

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Aleš Kristančič – The artist of Goriška Brda

The man behind Movia The man behind Movia, Aleš Kristančič, has been described as ‘the wine ge-nius of Slovenia, ‘star of the Slovenian wine scene’, ‘a visionary’, ‘a genuine and complete showman’, ‘intensely focused, passionate and unpredictable at once’ and ‘oddly loveable’ – and that was only in a single article from Food & Wine …

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Rebula wine cross-border protection

SLO-IT cooperation in efforts to jointly protect the Rebula wine from the cross-border area Goriška Brda, 6 May – Slovenian Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec and Massimiliano Fedriga, president of the Italian region Friuli Venezia-Giulia, urged cooperation in efforts to jointly protect the Rebula wine from the cross-border area, as they met in Slovenia’s Brda on …

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Puklavec & friends wines – the biggest winery in north-east Slovenia

13 million EUR turnover, half a million profit Puklavec Family Wines, the biggest winery in north-east Slovenia, turned the first profit last year after nearly a decade of intense investing. Director Mitja Herga calls it a breakthrough. The company has around 170 employees and runs wineries in Ormož and Ljutomer under the Puklavec Family Wines brand. …

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When vineyard cottages turned into hotel in Lendava

Vineyard cottages turned into hotel in LendavaLendava, 25 May – Lendava, a bilingual city in Slovenia’s northeastern Prekmurje region, has started to offer guests a unique accommodation experience as vineyard cottages been transformed into the dispersed Hotel Vinarium. Named after Vinarium, a hilltop observation tower that has made Lendava a major draw for domestic tourists, …

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Puklavec Family Wines presnets wine for memorable summer evenings – Muškatna

Summer is just around the corner and wine cellar Puklavec Family Wines is again suprising us with their sweet wines. Enjoy warm summer days and nights with cold drinks in the company of your favourite people! Muškat ottonel and Muškatna penina, two of the best selling wines from Puklavec Family Wines winery, will embellish this …

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BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT 2019 AWARD by FIDUCIA

GRAD OTOČEC received the award for BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT 2019 ABOUT THE WINNER: The restaurant is located in Castle Otočec, where exciting dishes of incredible tastes are developed under the guidance of chef Amel Balagić. THE Slovenia Restaurants: Top 163 Restavracija hotela Grad Otočec ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Fiducia is a company, that is rightfully proud …

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BEST INN AWARD 2019 by UNDERBERG

GOSTILNA PRI LOJZETU / CASTLE ZEMONO is the recipient of the BEST INN AWARD 2019. ABOUT THE WINNER: Zemono castle is a refined, 17th-century building that the family-run inn of Gostilna pri Lojzetu has called home for more than a decade. The founder’s descendant, master chef Tomaž Kavčič, is renowned for his innovative style of …

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BEST SERVICE 2019 AWARD by Diners Club Exclusive

ABOUT THE WINNER: CUBO restaurant – right ingredients, a versatile chef, and popular dishes. A minimalistic, modern ambient, reserved parking spaces, and gorgeous plate art. Their pasta is never overcooked, their ingredients retain their freshness, and their dishes are anything but boring. Their kitchen staff doesn’t make beginner’s mistakes – they make precisely what the …

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BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT AWARD 2019 by Bollinger

ABOUT THE WINNER: The Bazilika family of restaurants is the winner of the BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT award for the year 2019. Multiple teams, each in its corner of Ljubljana. Seemingly unconnected, but in reality of one body. They prepare new masterpieces every day – just for us. The most familiar sound emanating from the …

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NEWCOMER of the YEAR 2019 AWARD by Winterhalter

Domačija Belica received the award for the best newcomer of the year 2019 ABOUT THE WINNER: Restaurant Belica offers traditional cuisine, based on seasonal and locally-produced ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t provide a set menu, but changes it every week, as it is based on locally sourced ingredients, which are mainly grown by themselves or bought …

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BEST FOODIE INFLUENCER 2019 AWARD by BioSing

The blog JernejKitchen received the Best Foodie Influencer 2019 award. ABOUT THE WINNER: Maja and Jernej Zver – JernejKitchen. Even though the team currently consists of only two people, Maja and Jernej, the blog gets its name from Jernej, for it is he who creates original recipes and dishes. Because our last name is Zver …

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VOX POPULI 2019 Award by Römerquelle

HIŠA FRANKO won the 2019 VOX POPULI award About the winner: The story and the philosophy of Hiša Franko are tightly intertwined with the traditions and the environment of Posočje. An environment, that can be hard and cruel at times, but which is always breathtakingly beautiful. The restaurant, placed at the foothill of mountains and …

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Slovenia – European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia, alongside Portugal’s Coimbra, became the European Region of Gastronomy 2021 at a ceremony in Brussels on 8 October 2018, which was however a formality as the country’s bid was endorsed already in June. Slovenia has 24 gastronomic regions, and 365 dishes and drinks typical or a certain region or town, which sounds like heaven, as …

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Forget to cook, get a book! 163 Top Slovenian Restaruants

Ana Roš, The World’s Best Female Chef in 2017 is the amazing chef of Hiša Franko, who together with her husband Valter Kramar, who manages the front of house and is the restaurant’s sommelier, has turned a traditional country in that Valter’s parents used to run into a world class fine dining restaurant and guesthouse that is …

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Interview with Maja Pak Slovenian Tourist Board General Director

“Slovenia is interesting destination with exquisite gastronomic experiences, but it has to attract the tourists for whom the gastronomy is the primary reason for visiting. To achieve this, interesting products will have to be developed, and associated with others – like cultural offerings or programmes of active holidays or city breaks.”   What is European …

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Interview with Darrel Joseph Distinguished wine journalist and competition judge

“Because Slovenia is a small, niche wine producing country with many ambitious, talented producers making remarkable wines, its reputation as a quality wine-producing country is growing slowly but ever so surely.”Darrel Joseph is an American-born international wine writer, judge and lecturer living in Vienna, Austria. He specialises in the wine regions of Central, Eastern and …

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Distinguished wine journalist and competition judge

Darrel Joseph is an American-born international wine writer, judge and lecturer living in Vienna, Austria. His writing has appeared in publications including Decanter, Harpers Wine & Spirit, Wine Business International, Wine Spectator and Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book. With his extensive tasting experience, and specializing in the wine regions of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, …

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Slovenian Wine Varieties

Despite its small geographical size, Slovenia’s diverse wine regions and countless micro-climates make the terrain suitable for growing an incredibly wide variety of grapes, which are used to produce and equally wide variety of wines. Teran THE Slovenia Wine: Top 125 Experiences € 19.90 Award-winning vintages, eccentric winemakers, charming villages, castle wine tastings, fairy tale …

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SVETI JURIJ V SLOVENSKIH GORICAH: Small is beautiful

Located at the eastern edge of the Central Slovene Hills (Slovenske gorice) and one of Slovenia’s youngest municipalities, the tiny community of Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih goricah claims a population of approximately 2,100 souls and yet is currently making huge waves towards becoming a serious tourist destination of the future. Separated from the Municipality of …

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PREKMURJE: the mysterious land across the Mura River

Even the quickest look at a map betrays a lot about Prekmurje. If ever there was a region of Slovenia that could be described as being ‘other’, Prekmurje is it. A thousand years of Hungarian rule will do that, and a sizeable Hungarian minority thrives here today. The history of Prekmurje and its people is …

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MARIBOR: The capital of Štajerska

Sitting in the foothills of the Pohorje Mountains and straddling the banks of the Drava River, Maribor is Slovenia’s second largest city though it sometimes feels more like a country town. An industrial powerhouse in Yugoslav times, many of the state owned companies closed down leading to a tough transition period which the city is …

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KOZJANSKO REGIONAL PARK: The nation’s largest regional park

From forests to meadow orchards, endangered birds to castles and old mills, from vineyard trails to concerts – to say that Kozjansko Park offers an abundance of attractions, both natural and manmade, would be to seriously undersell it. Covering an area of 206 square kilometers, it’s a regional park – it’s the largest regional park …

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Goriška Brda: Slovenia’s Tuscany

Covering 72km2 of rolling hills between the Soča River and Italian border, Brda is one of Slovenia’s foremost wine-growing areas and only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. Often described as a miniature version of Tuscany, every hill seems to be topped with a large church surrounded by a charming little village, while the hillsides and …

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Best regional restaurant East

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant North

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant South

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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WINERS OF THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANTS AWARDS ARE KNOWN!

Now in its second year, THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards has grown considerably and we already have plans for next year! We’ve just about recovered from yesterday’s event… Wow, what an afternoon! We had a great turn out, thank you to everyone who was in attendance. If you tuned in via our live web-stream we hope …

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THE Slovenia Trip Tip – Moravske Toplice: The top destination of the beautiful Pomurje region

The slogan of the municipality, which reads “We are wealthy, for we appreciate what we have,” was chosen for a reason. It reflects the beauties of nature, cultural gems, and architectural marvels of this stunning region in the far eastern corner of the country. The municipality of Moravske Toplice consists of 28 settlements and is …

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Best regional restaurant Ljubljana & Central

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Now in its second year, THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards has grown considerably and we already have plans for next year!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! We’ve just about recovered from yesterday’s event… Wow, what an afternoon! We had a great turn out, thank you to everyone who was in attendance. If you tuned in via our live web-stream we hope you enjoyed it and were …

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