“Love comes through the stomach.” –Slovenian Proverb This proverb comes to life for travelers who visit Slovenia and enjoy the delicious traditional Slovenian dishes and incredible Slovenian wines. Travelers can experience the delights of Slovenian cooking, hidden in old recipes, almost anywhere they go in Slovenia, from family inns to restaurants, and at special events […]read more
In search of wild daffodils on Golica, a picturesque mountain in the Karawanks
Jerneja Fidler Pompe - April 25, 2017
Known for endless fields of wild white daffodils, Mt. Golica is particularly popular in late April and early May. In fact, I fully subscribe to the April visits, and, guilty as charged, have never hiked it in another month before. This time, though, I was too early for the daffodils, but was compensated with equally incredible views of not only Slovenia and Triglav, but as far as Austria’s Grossglockner.
Nearly everyone is familiar with red, white, and rosé wines. But what about the fourth color of wine? “What fourth color?” you ask. Orange! Regions like France’s Jura are well known for their oranges wines, but one emerging wine producer has some great oranges to offer as well: Slovenia. So how do you get orange […]read more
A Brief History of Slovenian Wine 400 BC The history of winemaking in the current territory of Slovenia begins with the Celts. Wine is kept in oak barrels, wrapped with iron strips. 100 AD The Romans arrive, and Celtic winemaking methods disappear. The Romans expand wine production using their own methods of archiving and maturing […]read more