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.
Posts about Slovenia
  • Clubbin’ It

    …. Then there was the Roark Chenin Blanc 2012 from Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara County). Honestly, I didn’t love it, but it too challenged my perceptions, got me thinking about what can be done in Central California. Warm weather = rich, lush wines? Not here. This baby was crisp and austere, dry as a bone. It’s also worth noting that the packaging on Le…

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

    …, French and European oak barrels, the latter term — I mean France is in Europe, n’est-ce pas? — usually implying an origin in what used to be called Eastern Europe, i.e., Slovenia or Hungary. In any case, the color here is dark ruby with a magenta-mulberry cast; the bouquet is spicy, feral, bursting with notes of ripe blackberries, blueberries…

    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…

    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

    … for truffles is an unforgettable experience, that any serious foodie should add into his ‘must-do’ list of travel adventures. Eating the fresh truffle as soon as possible after finding it gives you the most fragrant reward for your earlier effort hiking up and down the forest. Piedmont after all still remains the kingdom of the white truffle as the totally packed annual White Truffle Festival in Alba confirms. …

    Winebeing- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Day October 22, 2014

    … 2012 Matthiasson, Refosco, Matthiasson Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley. One of Napa’s top vineyard managers, Steve Matthiasson is making a name for himself as a winemaker, and his estate wines are some of Napa Valley’s most interesting and unique wines, especially this rare northern Italian grape Refosco bottling. This was the first…

    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

    … and shared the grapes and his knowledge of Ribolla from various trips to Italy and Slovenia with a talented group of winemakers. I never met George, but I admired what he did, and have talked to many who directly benefitted from his vision, his moxie, and his friendship. Here’s what the Napa Valley Register had to say about George and his Ribolla upon his…

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  • Pinela - Vipavska Dolina, Slovenia

    … about unusual wines is probably not all that important on a cosmic scale, but it is important in my own life and I hope it means at least a little to those who read regularly or sporadically. In that spirit, it's time to get back to the weird grapes by taking a little trip to Slovenia to try the Pinela grape. Though today's wine is from Slovenia…

    Fringe Wine- 2 readers -
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