Hiša Torkla : una chimera con vista

Korte , Slovenia nell’entroterra di Izola

Come sempre alla scoperta di posti nuovi, diversi, particolari e ogni tanto del tutto inaspettati! La mia meta è a soli 20 minuti da casa ma  parto con la curiosità dell’esploratore perché non sono mai stata in questa zona, ma solamente a Izola, affiancata sul mare. Korte dista solo otto chilometri da Izola, ed è…

Hiša Torkla : a restaurant with a view

Korte , Slovenia in the hinterland of Izola.

As usual I’m off to discover new places, always different and particular and sometimes unexpected! My destination is just 20 minutes from home, but I’m heading there with the curiosity of an explorer because I’ve never been to this area but only to Izola, that faces the sea. Korte is about 8 kilometres from Izola…

A Dutovlje (Slovenia) con Josko Renčel.

“Vini naturali” senza l’aggiunta di lieviti selezionati e senza filtrazioni!

I vigneti di Josko sono situati nelle vicinanze di Dutovlje (Duttogliano), proprio a due passi dalla splendida chiesa di San Giorgio, sulla tipica terra rossa, che conferisce caratteristiche uniche ai vitigni. Le cultivar più coltivate cono sicuramente malvasia e terrano, ma non manca la vitovska e vitigni internazionali come chardonnay, sauvignon, merlot e cabernet franc.…

In Dutovlje (Slovenia) with Josko Renčel.

“Natural wines” without additional yeast or filtration!

The Josko vineyards are near Dutovlje (Duttogliano), just round the corner from the beautiful church of San Giorgio, on typical red earth, that gives the vineyard some unique characteristics. The most popular grapes are malvasia and terrano, but there’s also quite a lot of vitovska and international grapevines like chardonnay, sauvignon, merlot e cabernet franc.…

Draw: raw food and slow coffee!

A new concept of restaurant has opened in Trieste …

I live in a city with 250.000 people, but it’s as if we all knew each other, we always know everything about everyone, almost before they know it themselves! For a while now there were rumours that Walter Gustin, the owner of some of the best restaurants in Trieste like the exceptional 040 Social Food…

How to overcome the problem of bad coffee in restaurants? I’ll tell you my point of view…

After 13 years in the coffee industry, here’s some advice 

I worked for 13 years in the coffee industry, first for B2B green coffee trade (raw coffee) and then I changed to roasted coffee, working with two companies of my city, as Sales Representative for Italy. So, after this brief introduction about my personal experience with coffee, I can tell you what I think the…

Aleš Movia: an artist of organic wine on the Slovenian Collio

A family tradition that began in 1820…

Meeting Aleš Kristančič Movia was almost overwhelming, and I’d define him a proper artist rather than a wine producer, a man with large hands and with a captivating personality. Here is his interview, quite difficult to obtain! What does the word tradition mean to you? “I believe wine is a great gift, and if you…