Batič Angel Rosso Grand Cuvee 200726-05-2015

The name Batič comes up here and there on this website. There are many reasons behind this, but the main driving force is that wines of Miha and his family are quite simply, excellent. They’re... more>

Label Grand Karakterre 201408-12-2014

Anyone within reach of Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb, Croatia should set aside time this Friday and Saturday to attend the Label Grand Karakterre fair. This Central & Southeastern European fair of organic/natural wines is in... more>

In The Glass: Mlečnik Chardonnay 200805-11-2014

Vipava Valley is full of fantastic wines. There is of course, Batič but at the Salone del Gusto 2014 in Turin, I encountered Klemen and his family wines of Mlečnik. They’re working to make some... more>

Partaking from the magnificent Mister Batič19-06-2013

It’s hard to remember how many times exactly we’ve encountered Miha Batič and his wines around the world. Of absolute certainty, there was a tasting at Terroir in San Francisco and then at Zagreb Wine... more>

Vehovar and sweet Eastern Slovenia30-11-2011

This is an article from our archives that was previously run on another site in August, 2007. We cut across the Croatian border to Slovenia to stay with some family there in Slovenska Bistrica. On... more>

Blason 2009 Malvasia & 2009 Franconia03-10-2011

It’s always fun to take a chance on unfamiliar wines. Sometimes you get burned and other times you find something fantastic. It was something from a bit of both sides in these two Blason wines... more>

A tasting of Batič01-06-2011

Last week, we were invited to a tasting at Terroir in San Francisco to sample the wines produced by Batič in the Vipava Valley of Slovenia and imported by Blue Danube Wine. Batič has been... more>

Slovenia makes a lot of out a little27-05-2011

Slovenia is a remarkable little country. With a population just over two million, a shape like a running chicken, and most every place within a 1.5 hour drive from the capital, Ljubljana, they do some... more>

Kabaj/Bar Bambino wine dinner23-05-2011

In addition to being in San Francisco for the Port4lio event, the duo of Jean-Michel and Tomo from Kabaj were also present at two wine dinners brought about by Blue Danube Wine. The first was... more>

The San Francisco Port4lio tasting21-05-2011

Last Wednesday was the annual Port4lio tasting that was comprised of three boutique wine importers who had a huge slew of wines to taste for the hospitality professionals in San Francisco. From Blue Danube Wines,... more>
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