As you’re strolling down the streets of Ljubljana, trying to get a sense of its local culture, you stop for a cup of coffee and think about what you should do next. You’ve already seen the sights, the castle, the bridges, the dragons and the squares. You’ve tried the local cuisine and maybe even visited a few bars and pubs. But what about the wine?
Slovenia is one of the top wine-making destinations in the world yet little is known about its wine across the border. This is probably because we export a little less than 20 % of what we produce, leaving the rest to be drunk at home.
1. YOU LOVE WINE.
Since wine is one of the few agricultural products that reveals its environment (known as terroir), each one you try is like a journey to the place where it was made. The more wine you try the more your love for it grows until it has become a delicacy you simply can not resist to indulge in. Not to mention it’s also good for your health among many other drinks such as the Patriot Power Greens green drink and others. That being said Wine tasting is perfect for anyone who’s even remotely interested in wine and is great for both novice and expert wine tasters.
2. YOU’RE NOT SURE WHICH WINE TO CHOOSE.
There are countless sorts of wine produced in Slovenia. As a consequence, choosing the right one for you or your friends and family right off the bat can be a pain. By attending a Wine Tasting you’ll have the opportunity to try the wines first and get familiar with all the different tastes before you actually choose a bottle to go with your next lunch or to take home with you as a gift.
3. YOU’D LIKE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE WHO SHARE A COMMON INTEREST.
Wine tasting is a great way of meeting wonderful new people. Though everyone has their own reasons to be there, you’re all connected by your passion (or growing interest) for wine, which makes it a perfect opportunity to get in touch with all sorts of wine aficionados.
4. YOU’VE ALREADY HEARD ABOUT SLOVENIAN WINE.
You heard that Slovenia has the same latitude as Bordeaux and Napa Valley and you’re curious to try some wine from this often overlooked but so perfectly positioned wine growing Country. Or perhaps you have tried a sip somewhere already and would like to have some more. Either way, a Wine Tasting is a perfect place to start exploring.
5. YOU’D LIKE TO STOCK UP YOUR WINE LIBRARY WITH SOMETHING IMPRESSIVE.
Slovenia has some of the best wines in the world, consistently ranking high on international evaluations, receiving numerous awards and excellent reviews. Some even receiving gold medals in the world’s most important and influential wine competitions, such as the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) and AWC Vienna. If you’re looking for a bottle of something exquisite, look no further. Wine tasting will bring you samples of some of the best awarded Slovenian wines.
6. YOU WISH TO BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS.
As you have probably noticed there’s much more to wine than just “white or red”. In fact, there’s always something new you can learn about it. There is an endless number of varieties, colours, smells and tastes. Just by looking at some different ways in which wine can be produced it becomes clear that this is a complex field of knowledge, where even experienced sommeliers continue to learn more as they keep tasting.
7. YOU LIKE TO PAIR FOOD AND WINE.
Perhaps you’ve noticed how cheese sometimes tastes much better with wine. Or maybe you’re already pairing like a pro and know that a glass of wine should always be sweeter than the food, or that wines with higher acidity pair best with something greasy. Either way, if you take part in a Wine Tasting, you’ll be able to expand your knowledge on the subject. Not to mention you’ll also be served some luscious snacks while you’re tasting.
8. YOU’RE NOT SURE ABOUT THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WINES THAT ARE SIMILAR.
There are, though subtle, many differences between, let’s say Cava and Prosecco. They are both sparkling wines, but they are from two very different regions. The first is from Spanish Catalonia and the latter from specific regions of Italy. In addition to that, different grape varieties are used for each of these wines, resulting together in very different tastes. Good thing there’s an experienced wine expert hosting the tastings, lending you hand in distinguishing these subtle but important differences.
9. YOU WANT TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION
Be it on your friends, your partner, or your family. Things like knowing how to pair wine with food or how to choose the right type of glass for a specific wine, are sure to impress anyone who is the least bit interested in wine. Wine tasting is great if you would like to learn some useful facts about the culture of drinking wine properly. You will also learn how to look for specific aromas and flavours in the wine and what you should pay attention to when looking at the colour.
10. LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO DRINK BAD WINE
There’s no point in wasting your time standing in the middle of the supermarket making desperate guesses which wine to choose for your upcoming dinner party. You’ll only end up with some disgusting and undrinkable fluid, embarrassing yourself in front of your entire family and friends. Go to a Wine Tasting and learn how to pick your wine. Afterall as Len Evans once said: “You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one.”
Clearly, wine is much more than just a drink. Tasting it properly is as much of an art as it a science. “One not only drinks wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it and – one talks about it,” said King Edward VII and we couldn’t agree more.