About the author: Andreja Lajh & Haut de Gamme

I’m deeply involved in gastronomy, wines and hospitality. After my life and work between Slovenia and Italy I have recently moved to London to start my activity here. My professional background started with studies on Faculty of Architecture, continued with over 15 years in visual communications and advertising (Publicis, McCann, Ogilvy), mostly as art director/designer (so … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: #Winelover’s hangout in Ljubljana

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On 4th of October we have organised in Ljubljana a #winelover hangout. For the international group of guests coming from (USA, England, Scotland, Italy, Austria and Slovenia) we have organised a very special evening with the best chef in Ljubljana, Janez Bratovž in his restaurant Restavracija JB and with three winemakers, all of them traditional … Continue reading

XX Vinitaly International Wine Competition – enrolments now open

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  Wine samples to be assessed by the jury made up of internationally renowned journalists and many of the most qualified oenologists in the world must arrive by 20 October. Entries are open from early September to 20 October for the Vinitaly International Wine Competition (www.vinitaly.it), scheduled 12-16 November in Verona. Now at its XX … Continue reading

London’s Hedonism offers ‘pinnacle of wine retail’

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    A new wine store in London’s well-heeled Mayfair wants to become the ‘pinnacle’ of wine retail and the best shop of its kind in the world. Hedonism Wines, which opened last week (16 August), stocks around 1,000 spirits and 3,500 wines, focusing on what it calls the ‘creme de la creme’ from each … Continue reading

New design for the Movia winery

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Movia winery of the legendary Slovenian wine magician Aleš Kristančič is presenting the new wine vintages with new design. Very minimalistic labels were designed by Slovenian graphic designer Nina Bavčer. So be aware next time when you will be searching for Movia wines – design is new, content is same as always. Or even better? … Continue reading

Christie’s has launched the first in a series of online-exclusive sales

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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000 A wine fanatic yet too lazy to drag yourself to the auction house? Well, good news – Christie’s has launched the first in a series of online-exclusive sales. First up is Signature Cellars, an auction of fine and rare wines totalling 301 lots. Sale highlights include a dozen bottles of 1982 Lafite, California … Continue reading

Happy news for winelovers: STACKT wine storage

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In a world of boring, traditional, and downright tacky wine racks, STACT sets a new standard for simplicity, usability, and style.  Transform your wine collection into an elegant showpiece. Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum and premium wood veneers. Winelover Jamie Kasza and his team at STACT are developing and marketing wine storage solutions for people … Continue reading

Regular glass of wine ‘helps prevent thinning bones just like drugs’

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Good news for all women who are winelovers! Researchers concluded that one or two glasses of wine a day worked well as drugs at maintaining bone strength. A review team from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research found regular moderate intake of alcohol after menopause helped maintain bone strength. The experts, who analysed a study … Continue reading

Golden Stars and Golden Crowns for Slovenian wines in Italian wine guide Vini Buoni D’Italia

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For the first time Slovenian wines of Primorska region (so Istria, Karst, Vipava and Brda – regions which are bordering with Italy) will be included into Italian wine guide Vini buoni d’Italia (Touring Club). Slovenian wines got excellent votes – many of them received 4 stars, 12 wines instead went even to finale for the … Continue reading

Wines that Change the World: great wines and sustainability at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, Turin (Italy) October 2012

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    For the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre merge to create a single event that will be held on October 25-29, 2012 in Turin, Italy. The biennial event organized by Slow Food, the City of Turin and the Region of Piedmont in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, will display the extraordinary diversity of … Continue reading

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