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Wines of Slovenia online tasting Part 1

Wines of Slovenia online tasting Part 1

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1.5 hours

Event Description

Sample wines from a Slovenian producer noted in Jancis Robinson's 'Wine Grapes' as highly recommended for wines from two rare varieties - Pinela and Zelen.

Pinela is a white wine also made in small quantities in Italy, but Zelen is a white wine unique to Slovenia. The Zelen grape nearly disappeared in the 20th Century until a group of Slovenian producers banded together to rescue it.

We'll be talking to Martin Gruzovin from Guerila wines in the Slovenian Littoral (Vipasa Valley), described as an area of 'heroic viticulture'. Guerila is a sustainable wine producer there.


You buy the wines separately and need only consume a tasting sample of each wine during the tutorial. You can follow our preservation tips to keep any leftovers for another day.

James Thorne has put together a 3-bottle pack at an exclusive 15% discount.

To book just ONE space, please use the promotional code 'Online1' at checkout, reducing the price by £8. (For three or more people using one video feed there is no additional charge beyond the price for two). 

After you book your spaces, we'll send a link for ordering the wines. We will also send instructions for joining Zoom calls from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is proving to be a very sociable medium for wine tasting, so we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will last just over an hour.

Note - the best value way to access our online tastings is by joining our monthly subscription club (20% discount). This gives you access to our weekly classes and if you need to skip sessions we give you credits (use these to pay for other events, give free spaces to friends or arrange a private party we'll host for you). Plus you get free access to our WineBrain tutorials included! 

Click here to read more about our Wednesday Wine Club membership programme (just £50/month for one, £80/month for two).

The Wines (in serving order):

  • Guerila, Zelen 2020 Vipava Valley £17.99
  • Guerila, Pinela 2018 Vipava Valley £17.99
  • Guerila, Cabernet Franc Selection 2018 Vipava Valley £24.99

The special case price is £51.82 (the normal price £60.97 - 15% off). You only need to buy one case to share between two people. Delivery is free in the Cambridge area (inside A14, A11, M11, Girton, Histon, Milton and Impington).

NOTE - cut off for national wine deliveries is Mon 28 June.

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