Slovenian Wine Rebula Opoka Medana Jama Is Recognized as the Best in the World

The Rebula brand wine (Rebula Opoka Medana Jama) of 2016 vintage by the Slovenian winemaker Marjan Simčič is the best wine in the world according to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The ranking of the world’s best wines has been published in March every year since 2012.

The author of the article is the famous expert Luca Gardini. He visited many countries and tried various brands of wine. When ranking, Luca Gardini takes into account not only the taste of a noble drink, but also the price and quality ratio.

Besides the Slovenian wine, the top five wines included Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia and Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2012 (Italy), Château Angelus Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classé At Saint Émilion 2016 (France) and Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken Auslese Goldkapsel 2017 (Germany). The first four brands received 99 points, and the last — 98 points.

Professional winemakers in Slovenia study at the University of Nova Gorica. Here they not only learn the technology for wine production, but also study the industry related disciplines taking into account modern requirements. Therefore, starting from the 2016/2017 academic year, students are offered elective courses, such as “Wine Tourism and Direct Sales in Wine Cellars”, “Marketing of Wine: Communication, PR, Organization of Events and Consumer Behaviour” and “Modern Approaches to Wine Sales”. Besides, the elective course “International Wine Market” was updated. The content devoted to the wine export was expanded and improved.

“My study programme is very unusual. With the development of this profession, new opportunities arise, especially in Europe. Wine is very popular here. There are many manufacturers and fans of this drink in Slovenia,” recounts a student from the University of Nova Gorica, Elizaveta Popova.