• You Can Find Some of the Best Sparkling Wines You've Never Tasted in Slovenia

    6 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    There is no Michelin-starred restaurant or sommelier dressed in stiff white garb when you arrive at Istenič winery in Bizeljsko, Slovenia. The modest building near the Croatian border is surrounded by hillocks with terraced vineyards, and looks nothing like the ritzy wineries you might see in Australia's Yarra Valley or the Cape Winelands in South Africa .
    You would be forgiven if you expected to taste something less than world-class sparkling wines in Istenič's unpretentious tasting room with low, beamed ceilings and checkered curtains. Yet that's exactly what Istenič produces. Forget the...
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