Our first full day in Slovenia started off with breakfast at our B&B.
To our disappointment, it was similar to Italian hotel breakfast consisting of
meat, cheese, bread, fruit and yogurt.
The real tragedy was there were no pastries!
Thankfully our stomachs were still full from the night before where we attempted to order a four course meal (like in Italy), only to be told by our puzzled waiter that it was
TOO MUCH food!
One of many things we learned in Slovenia is that portion sizes are much bigger and they don't have first and second plates. If you order pasta, it is meant to be a full meal!
After breakfast we hopped on the motorway with our vignette stuck in the windshield.
--- you need a vignette for driving in Slovenia.
where I recognized a wine bar I had seen on TripAdvisor.
It's never too early for wine, right?
a plate of prosciutto, local cheese, bread, and olive oil.
My tasting guide provided a map of the different wine regions,
explaining where each wine came from and the unique blending of grapes.
Most grapes are grown near the Adriatic Sea
or along the eastern border of the country.
Slovenia's most unique wine variety is called Teran. It comes from the Kras region along the Adriatic Sea.
It is named after the iron-rich, red soil
the grapes are grown on. This contributes to it's
dark, red color and earthy flavor.
Teran was my favorite of the five tastings,
but don't buy it at a wine shop for 20 euro.
You can find it for only 6 euros a bottle
at the grocery store.