Eastern Slovenia, Europe's Middle-earth

Bee in a dandelion in Kog vineyard Slovenia

It takes an Irishman to persuade a Zimbabwean-Brit to fly to the remotest corner of Slovenia to taste wine on a whim. See also Eastern Slovenia – the tasting notes.

Actually, it took an Irishman two years, six bottles of wine, some breathtaking drone footage and a lot of persistence …

Tam bringing grapes in vintage 2018 Slovenia

But I got there.

Wizz Air (I kid you not, that is the name of the airline) flies from the grimly post-industrial Luton to Ljubljana. From there it’s a two-and-a-half-hour drive to the north-eastern corner of Slovenia, within spitting distance of the Croatian border, and not that much...