The Slovenia Times

Ljubljana will again host the oldest wine competition in the world


The 58th International Wine Competition is the oldest wine competition in the world. From 17 -19 June, 400 samples from 20 countries will be evaluated by 40 tasters from Japan, Italy, Macedonia, Germany, Canada, Montenegro, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Argentina, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Among them will be Gsilain KLaflame from Canada, President of VinoFed, the World Federation of Wine Competitions.
Traditionally, Vino Ljubljana grants awards for the World Champion, Slovene Champion, Champion of the Wine-Growing District, Slovene Champion of an Individual Sort and thetrophies Vinofed, Tsukamoto and Akos Asvany, the Winner of Slovene Wine Curiosities and the Great Gold Medal.

At the 57th International Wine Competition - Vino Ljubljana in 2015, Slovenian wines won three out of five titles in the world champion category, the other two went to wines from Slovakia and Spain. The Frelih wine cellar was namedWorld Champion forsparkling wines for their Kappelman sparkling wine. For dry white wines, the title was awarded to Chardonnay Bagueri from the Goriška Brda wine cellar and in the naturally sweet wines to the Prus wine cellar for their Blaufränkisch 'dried grape' wine.Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé from the Slovakian Mrva & Stanko wine cellar became the World ChampionforRosé. Finally, the tasters awarded the title of World Champion in fordry red wines to Otazu premium cuvée from the Bodega Otazu wine cellar from Spain.

The prestigious awards will be granted at the ceremonial opening of the Wine Fair and then the Vino Ljubljana public event will take place at the GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre on 20 -21 October. Food and Wine, Youth and Wine, Music and Wine, Profession and Wine are among several topics forpromotingthe wine culture. Here's to you, Vino Ljubljana!


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