Slovenia (/sloʊˈviːniə/ sloh-VEE-nee-ə; Slovene: Slovenija, [slɔˈveːnija]), officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija, [ɾɛˈpuːblika slɔˈveːnija] ), is a nation state in southern Central Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and southeast, and Hungary to the northeast. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.05 million. It is a parliamentary republic and a member of the European Union and NATO. Its capital and largest city is Ljubljana.
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    • Clubbin’ It

      Wine club subscriptions make a fantastic holiday gift. Le Metro Wine Club Box (via Le Metro Facebook) When it comes to holiday gift giving, wine lovers love wine. This time of year, outside the commonwealth at least, wine clubs get a lot of attention for their gift-giving appeal. But can you, you might ask, give the gift of a wine club inside Pennsylvania? The simple answer is yes.

      Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
    • Wine of the Week

      Here’s a terrific and reasonably-priced wine to open when you’re serving such redolent and deeply-flavored wintery fare as braised short ribs, veal or lamb shanks or hearty stews. The Vina Robles Red 4 2012, from Paso Robles, in San Luis Obispo County, is an interesting blend of 50 percent petite sirah grapes with 20 percent each syrah and grenache and 10 percent mourvèdre, d ...

      Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 3 readers -
    • Wine of the Week: 2009 Foradori Granato

      It has been said, "Wine buffs write and talk as though the food and wine will be in your mouth at the same time, that one is there to be poured over the other. This is bullshit. Gustatory enjoyment comes from food and wine and cigars of your liking. So far no one has said that a Monte Cristo is the only cigar to smoke after Armagnac, Romeo and Juliet after Calvados ... but the time may yet come.

      Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - 4 readers -
  • Heads Up: Billecart-Salmon Tasting at The Urban Grape

    … comparing to a much more affordable domestic sparkling brut rosé. Guests with familiarity with sparkling wines could definitely tell which was the more expensive wine. Hint: Look for the fine bubbles, silky mouthfeel and overall elegance. So head on over to The Urban Grape tonight or tomorrow if you're in the area. Keep tabs on their events page for upcoming tastings. You can follow @UrbanGrape on Twitter for more information. …

    Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press- 4 readers -
  • Searching truffles in Piedmont

    … carefully with a small hammer. It sometimes happens that he cuts into the tuber, but this makes it almost impossible to sell so he has to consume it himself. For Ezio, our truffle guide and a veteran of the local mountains, it is not a big problem since he has a family-run restaurant in la Morra, where his wife prepares simple and delirious local…

    Winebeing- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Day October 22, 2014

    … of tannin making for a quite serious and powerful red, showing red cherry, blackberry, plum and strawberry fruits along with rocky/mineral, dried flowers, hints of game, truffle and sweet tea, plus minty herbs, anise, blueberry and tangy currant notes. There is a touch of wood with cedar notes and the wine coats the palate and is very full and round…

    grapelive.comin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Two superb whites: Radikon 1993 and Shobrook Giallo 2013

    … So, on Wednesday evening I had one of the best pizzas I have ever experienced. I met up with buddy and fellow Beer Anorak Daniel Primack for a spot of dinner at Pizza Pilgrims. We each bought a bottle, both white it turns out, and they were both fantastic. It was such a nice evening. Radikon Slatnik di Oslavia 1993 Vino di Tavola, Italy What…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 22 – Croatian specialities

    … the island of Šolta. True Zinfandel originates here in Croatia where it grows in tiny amounts on the Dalmatian coast where it is known as Crljenak Kaštelanski . The even rarer and older Tribidrag has exactly the same DNA and is thought to be the same grape. I had been to Croatia before, not on a wine trip as it happens, but wine gets consumed even…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 5 readers -
  • Wanted: Vineyard Owners with a Sense of Daring

    … lost one of these daring vineyard owners: George Vare. George’s wine career included many blue-chip names: Geyser Peak, Beringer Vineyards, Henry Wine Group. But he also had a sense of adventure, founding Luna Vineyards and being the first to introduce Ribolla Gialla to California. George planted about 2.5 acres in his own vineyard in Napa…

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  • Pinela - Vipavska Dolina, Slovenia

    … is turbulent, as the area has been conquered and occupied by a number of different European powers throughout its history. It was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until World War I, when the new State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs broke away and formed their own country. In 1928, this state merged with Serbia and in 1929, the country was renamed…

    Fringe Wine- 2 readers -
  • Blood into Orange Wine- 1 Week Later

    … Orange Wine's online equivalent of the Sideways effect on Merlot. So while we wait and count our dead, dying, and wounded, the winter sun still rises in Georgia, Slovenia, Forestville, corners of the Loire, Healdsburgundy, and in filthy cellars uncounted and forever unknown...Rest assured that even if Orange Wine falls, somewhere brave men and women…

    Dirty South Winein Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Orange wines – history and soul in a bottle

    … Recently I attended a seminar on Ribolla Gialla from Oslavia. Oslavia is in the Collio DOC, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The area borders Slovenia, and the people and winemaking traditions are the same on both sides of the border. Friuli-Venezia Giulia Terroir As far east as it’s possible to go in Italy, Collio is a short distance from…

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  • Sauvignon Blanc...from Slovenia

    … that goes back to pre-Roman times (check this site for more information). So don't be afraid to try wine from regions you may be unfamiliar with, as they often represent very good value, as in this very good QPR example. 2008 Marof Sauvignon Blanc ( purchased in a three-pack from Garagiste; available in the market for around $11) This terrific Sauvignon…

    Good Wine Under $20in Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 4 readers -
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