Slovenia has three wine regions and the most eastern one surprises us with its uniqueness!
This time we would like to present to you the place, which is situated along the Slovenian Croatian border, a good hour from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana towards East.
This is a Bizeljsko Wine region where they keep their best wines in a unique storage halls- repnice. Repnice have a long tradition and today they are a part of a special local cultural heritage!
Slovenia is a country with a very diverse landscape, plenty of woods and meadows. Therefore, it is somehow obvious that also the fruits of its nature are quite common. One of the oldest Slovenian traditions is production of honey.
The essential sources in honey production are nectar and honeydew. Bees carry these materials to the hive and modify them by adding glandular secretions and condensing this mixture. Honey is produced in this process, which is then stored in the comb cells by closing the cells with a wax cover. To our climate, cold winters and hot summers, over the millennia particularly adapted Carniolan honeybee (Apis mellifera carnica).
In the central European area, it is very common to set an Advent or Christmas market. In our Grandparents time, it was traditional to give children gifts on December 6, St. Nicolas’s Day.
Namely, there is the legend that says St Nicolas as a rich man from was a very good man. When one night he heard crying father who could not marry his three daughters because he was to poor. Nicolaus as a warm-hearted man felt very sorry for them so during the night he threw through their Chimney three balls of gold.
We are very proud to announce, that Ljubljana in the year, when it is going to be a Green Capital of Europe, it is going to host a 17th World Lace Congress and General Assembly. It is going to be organized in the last ten days June 2016: Workshops are going to take place from June 20 until June 23 and Congress itself between June 24 and June 26, 2016! Whether you are directly involved in lace or lacemaking or just a lover of lace, we think this is a great possibility to get an unforgettable experience. More: OIDFA 2016 Ljubljana (link na www.oidfaljubljana.si )
We are very proud to announce, Ljubljana is placed on the second place in "Best in Europe 2014 list" - have a look, what Lonely Planet editors liked the most in our capital city.
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