October is truly wine coloured month in Ljubljana, specifically at GR -Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre which with yesterday’s event also officially introduced the 52th Wine fair happening next week. At yesterday’s ceremony and official presentation of awarded wines announced the reworded wines of the 58th International Wine Competition – Vino Ljubljana, which was held in Ljubljana in June 2016.

The competition is known as one of the oldest in the world. This year, the world wine champions are coming from Macedonia, Slovakia and Slovenia. The event welcomed over 40 tasters from 14 countries with 412 samples from 21 countries and once again, Slovenian wines ranked among the best.

Guido Baldeschi, the representative of OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), remarked

“Each year, Slovenian wines increasingly confirm that they are the protagonists of the entire world wine scenario. I strongly recommend all wine lovers to visit this beautiful country and taste its excellent wines!”

Yesterday’s official declaration of wine awards was taking place in the renovated Gallery Hall at GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre which was already before the whole renovation a very attractive hall with glass walls that offered a possibility of dimming. With the whole renovation the Gallery hall can now be divided with soundproof walls in more halls and all together GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre offers now 23 multifunctional halls.

Yesterday’s ceremony also officially introduced the 52th Wine fair which is happening next week, on 20th and 21st October and already for third year brings together wine lovers and experts, wine growers and other eminent guests with main goal to inform about the culture of wine drinking. The event involves degustation of wines, presentation of wine makers and wine consortium from Slovenia and abroad, rich culinary offer, cooking shows and a bunch of accompanying events, like 1st Slovenian drink mixing competition – “Premium Cocktail SLO 2016”, 2nd Symposium of Slovenian Liquors, Boutique Slovenian Cooking contest – “Wine on the plate” and also many workshops and lectures.