Art, culture, safeguarding the territory … and wine

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3rd March 2012 in Oltrepò Pavese, an event which combines the discovery of traditions with the needs of a region which Gianni Brera defined as “A land shaped like a bunch of grapes “ The event on 3rd March will be full of information and will be held at “La Colombina”, a historical farmhouse dating back to 1820 … Continue reading

Qantas praised for ‘best cellars in the sky’

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Qantas has again been lauded for its on-board wine selection at the annual Cellars in the Sky Award ceremony, held February 3 in London. The Australian flag-carrier, which took four awards last year, won a total of six at this year’s airline wine tasting event, including Best First Class White, First Class Red and First Class Sparkling, … Continue reading

Miha Batič, Batič winery, Vipava Valley, Slovenia

Bonimus wine by Batič winery. Photo: Archive Batič.

“A complete path from must to wine is written in a grape. A great oenologist understands that wine is a masterpiece of Nature, not man. The most precious and purest wine is born from only one idea. The idea of Nature.” says Miha Batič. What has brought you into the world of wines? My blood is … Continue reading

Teranum at Trieste and Karst

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Karst is a territory of the strong natures. The “burja/bora” wind blows away the earth and so strong rocks are often more visible then the rare but precious red earth – terra rossa. So is also with people. The history of Karsic people is history of fights for survival, which made people strong and wise. … Continue reading

Primož Lavrenčič and wine estate Burja, Vipava valley, Slovenia

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Primož Lavrenčič is young but alredy well known producer of excellent wines from the Vipava valley. Winemaker with a clear vision of wine, which, for him, must be sophisticated, elegant and long – full of noble characteristics, which can already be found in his bottles. What has brought you into the world of wines? I … Continue reading

Rojac: Wines with soul

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(Sotto il testo in inglese: l’ articolo originale in lingua italiana) Here is a special recipe to pamper your soul. Ingredients: a happy Saturday afternoon, blessed by the stolen summer sun, a small village in Slovenia, a young determinate enthusiastic guy who knows what he wants and how to arrive there. The little village is … Continue reading

Working with nature – Edi Simčič winery

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The winemaking started at the Simčič family already long ago. It’s a story of many generations and a passion deeply woven in their genes. There are things which you can’t learn but are already given you when you are born. Feeling for the nature is one of them. “Nature speaks to those who are able … Continue reading

Thank you, Benjamin Zidarich and all others

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There are moments and people who which will remain in my heart forever. This day and Benjamin Zidarich are between those. It was a wonderful sunny day when we arrived to Repen and a nice group of people gathered to enjoy a day at Karst. The old carsic house in Repen is beautifully capturing moments … Continue reading

Join us at our wonderful journey to Goriška brda and to the Edi Simčič winery

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On Saturday, the 11th of September we will spend an entire day discovering the true soul of Goriška brda. We all know that the enogastronomy is a product of people, earth, the culture of the territory so with our trip we want to make you understand and feel all together. Meeting point: at 12h at … Continue reading

The hidden magic

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Deep in the middle of the Karst, in a small village of Praprot/Prepotto there is a magic hidden deep under the ground. The great winemaker Benjamin Zidarich was working 8 years to create one of the most beautiful wine cellars in this part of Europe. A wine cellar that is 20 m / 5 floors … Continue reading