Radgonske Gorice D.D. – Zlata Radgonska Penina Selection – Gold First Date

15th December 2017


Congratulations to Radgonske Gorice D.D. with their Zlata Radgonska Penina Selection which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017.

A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand categories such as First Date: “The perfect wine to accompany that first date, fruity and slightly off dry to enhance that special occasion. Nothing too complex and not necessarily a wine that needs to pair with exact foods.

“Champagne or sparkling wine is there to please the modern gentlemen. There are no festivities without bubbles being present. In our Empire the production of sparkling wine has been attempted, but – quite frankly – nobody has succeeded as well as Alojz Kleinošek (rightly Klenošek) from our town of Gornja Radgona. Many people hold it in high esteem, because it is always good for you. And it was Mr Kleinošek who started this magnificent thing. He traveled to the French region of Champagne where he stayed with an excellent wine producer for half a year and discovered and acquired the secrets of the trade. After his return, he started with the production of sparkling wine in Gornja Radgona and at the end of 1852 the successful first sparkling wine Kleinošek was ready for sale. Its instant popularity was proved by the sales of 12 thousand bottles within a few months only.” Quote from website

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.