iTravel #3 : I feel sLOVEnia, episode 3

in #travel4 years ago

Hello my steemit friends and welcome to the episode number 3 of "7 reasons why is Slovenia such a special country and a destination worth to visit!"

So until now I have already told you about first two reasons - the fabulous nature and magnificient castles, mansions and fortresses. If you have missed it, you can follow the links at the bottom of the page. And now is the time to reveal you the third reason.

Reason number 3. – magical vineyards, tasteful wine and excellent food

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Slovenia is well known for the high quality wine production. The reason is in the very good location of vineyards, perfect climate conditions and good soil. Mix these three ingredients with love and you will drink a fabolous wine!

Many tourists compare the view on Slovenian vineyards with the vineyards in the world famous Tuscany.

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The most known vine regions in Slovenia are Goriška Brda, Vipavska dolina, Kras, Štajerska Slovenija, Prekmurje, Dolenjska and Bizeljsko. These areas are known not only because of high quality wines, but also because of a high level of hospitality from wine-makers. They are open to everyone and their presentation of wines look like very well arranged performance, in beautiful wine cellars with juicy stories and excellent food.

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The type of wine which you can find only in Slovenia is called Teran. This is a red wine, it is made in Kras region from the vine called refošk. Due to the specific soil it has a taste unparalleled with any other wine. A lot of researches has been made arround this wine and they have found out a beneficial effect on human body. Of course, if it is drinked in small amounts :) It acts like an antioxidant, it suppresses blood anemia, atherosclerosis and reduces the level of cholesterol.

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Together with a great wine it goes also a delicious food. And especially next to teran goes pršut (which is a raw and dried pig meat) and homemade cheese. Very delicious.

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Slovenia has also other special local foods like kranjska klobasa (pig meat), or jota (minestrone), or grilled trout.

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We can not end without a desert. Prekmurska gibanica and potica are our specialities.

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We have come to the end of episode number 3. I hope you liked it and that it gave you value. If it did, I would appreciate your upvote, and of course I would be more than happy to answer to your possible questions in the comments. Follow me and you will find out the remaining 4 reasons.

If you have missed the first two episodes, here are the links:

iTravel #1 : I feel sLOVEnia, episode 1
iTravel #2 : I feel sLOVEnia, episode 2

Thank you IfeelsLOVEnia official FB page for the photos!

See you in the next episode :)

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I love great wine, and traveling, so I am following you as I think we could be great friends, also upvoted you

Oh, hello my neighbour, slovenian vines are really good, I have been many times in Prekmurje because I live near, on the other side, and drunk some glass of wine :) I can suggest you macedonian wine, too, it's also very good, I wrote post about it, you can see if you want, wines are at the end :)
https://steemit.com/travel/@misswatermelon/sorrow-for-south-my-beautiful-travel
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Lep pozdrav tudi tebi :) I have read your post, very nice! Upvoted and followed!

The vineyards looks beautiful. I like the photo shoots of the food and wine, great photos. 👍
Nice post, Slovenia seems awesome.

Great photo's! I am actually in Georgia at the moment and they have a very vivid wine culture here as well, both traditional style and European style.

Cheers! :)

I was drinking wine with one wine maker in his cellar in Goriška Brda and he was explaining me how he is selling his wines to China, Japan...and also to Georgia. He spends every year 4 months traveling arround, meeting new cultures and selling his wine. And from Georgia he brought home 1 tactic to produce wine - they burry the wine under the earth in amphoras to reach a very specific taste ;)

Cool! Yes, we went to a winery here in Georgia that used that style of winemaking. The guy said that they sold a lot of the traditional style wine to Ukraine. They actually have to go into the amphoras themselves to clean them and get out the wine skins. I think they use the skins to make Chacha, which is a sort of vodka.

Great post, thanks for sharing!

Lepo;)

100% juicepower for Slovenia.

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Pozdravljen :) zmeraj več nas je, super! čestitke za tako veliko število followerjev v 2 mesecih :) od danes naprej imaš še enega več!