Newest SLO Winebar Opens in Kranjska Gora, Movia magnums
I wasn’t feeling particularly out-of-sorts today after not spending Christmas with my family for the first time in my life. I accepted it awhile ago; not a huge deal. All is kosher, all was groovy.
Until I called a few hours ago.
Trying his best to speak over the background mayhem, my brother-in-law described in vivid detail the explosion of fruity aromas that were blasting from the 1991 Movia Estate merlot magnum my father had opened a few hours earlier. The Movia Estate is arguably Slovenia’s finest producer, with a growing international reputation. A few years back, a few of their wines received 90+ point ratings by Wine Spectator (if you keep track of such things). I know from personal experience that their wines age extremely well. And I know that good wines age even better in magnums.
My mood sunk.
My father’s been holding on to this bottle for more than 11 years, and he decides to open it on the first holiday that I’m not around. Then, to apparently punish me even more for not booking some $1500+ flight to the States for the holiday, my father gets on the phone to tell me he’s also going to open the accompanying chardonnay. Also a ’91, also a magnum. Thanks, dad. Enjoy. Merry Christmas.
Zlata Kaplca (Golden Drop) in Kranjska Gora is the latest addition to Slovenia’s winebar landscape, according to today’s edition of the daily, Delo. Opening last Thursday to coincide with the annual FIS World Cup men’s slalom and giant slalom races in the northwest resort town, the initial selection includes 110 offerings, half of which are by Slovenian producers. Owned and operated by the well-respected Slovenian sommelier, Danilo Blankuš, I would imagine the list is top-notch, with several Movia selections included.