The Magician of Movia

Slovenia’s most famous vintner acts eccentric, but his wines merit serious attention.
From the Oct 15, 2009, issue
Aleš Kristančič, owner and winemaker of Movia winery, is the wild and crazy guy of Slovenian wine. But despite his theatrics, Kristančič is a serious winemaker; more than half of his recent releases scored an outstanding 90 points or higher.

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