11.15.2007

More wine! More wine! More wine!

That's right, you heard me.
From November 22nd to the 24th over 500 wines from 150 winemakers will be presenting their latest harvest at Hotel Slon. Event information is here. Tickets are a whopping 20€, but participants get to drink more wine than old Bacchus himself can handle. Maybe I'll see you there?

Slovenia is known for its wine, producing more than enough to satisfy the locals but not quite enough to justify a massive export venture. To be fair, I'm not a wine expert but I'm slowly learning as much as I can before my next cocktail party. I can't always talk about Foucault at those things*. That would be redundant.

Anyway, I found some excellent online resources for Slovenian wine. This is a comprehensive article on Slovenian wine in general. Here is a complete webpage dedicated to Slovenia's wine culture. For the history buff, check out this short article on Slovenian viniculture through the ages.

Time to hit the books - I'll catch you guys later.

* Maybe I should mention Proust?

3 comments:

Camille Remarkable said...

Thanks for the education! I needed to learn more and had been dragging my feet.

Jay said...

The pleasure is mine. If you have a chance, you should check out the 400 year-old vine in Maribor. I've been meaning to go.

There's so much information on Slovenian wine (and viniculture in general) that I find it difficult to know where to begin!

Camille Remarkable said...

I will have to do that! I mention Maribor to my boyfriend every once in a while and I don't know if there is some east coast/west coast drama between Gorenjska and Maribor but he never ever ever even entertains the idea of going there. I think I'm going to have to apply a little more pressure or hitch a ride with a friend!