In the glass: Kobal – White reserve, 2015

Ah, the expectation when opening a wine bottle … Taking off the layer of black wax, uncorking it and then slowly pouring its content into the glass. Couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the evening with my better…

Weekend escape: Strolling through the streets of Rovinj

I love walking through streets of old cities and towns. The more history they hold the more details you can find and admire. Rovinj is one fine example of it. It existed already as a settlement of the Veneti and…

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An Anteprima to remember!

All the roads lead to Verona these days, traditionally, now for the 51st time in the beginning of February. It’s time for the event that focuses around the Amarone, Valpolicella’s most known produce – “Anteprima Amarone“. Stage lights were all…

Vuk Vuletić - champion (center), Đurđa Katić, Ivan Nikolić (far right), Ivan Peršolja president of Slovenian sommelier association (2nd from left) and myself

Vuk Vuletić – best sommelier of Balkans

Belgrade, the capital of sommelier mastery … Yes, it is precisely this title that Serbia’s capital should have been nicknamed this past week-end. The setting – the luxurious Hyatt Regency hotel, the directors – SERSA (Serbian Sommelier Association), the star…

Theodosius inn, a hidden gem in Vipava valley

This felt almost like a picturesque fairy-tale. Friday evening, alone with my best half Teja, and a reservation at the place that’s been spoken of a lot lately. Located in the village of Vrhoplje, which is believed to be the…

The emperor’s choice

It was a lovely week-end in between the 17th and 19th August, the weather was perfect; hot summer days, wind blowing through the hills, orchards, vineyards and villages of Vipava valley … and a bunch of cca. 30 journalists &…