The beginning of the production of sparkling wine is attributed to a monk Dom Pierre Perignon, who lived from 1639 to 1715. Namely, he was the first who succeeded in a bottle separate the remaining yeast from the wine and get a pure sparkling wine. As a champagne, the wine became famous all over the world. In Slovenia, we have a rich heritage of sparkling wine production, since the first mention of sparkling wine in Slovenia appears in 1853 in Bleiweis's news.
Slovenia is divided into 24 gastronomic regions with almost 400 typical or representative local and regional dishes and beverages. In the Posavje region, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages also play an important part of their culinary heritage.
Med najstarejše božične kruhe sodi poprtnik, ki ga še danes pečejo nekatere gospodinje. Da tradicija peke poprtnika ne bi šla v pozabo, si zelo prizadeva Zavod Parnas s številnimi prostovoljci. Tudi v projektu Uživam tradicijo ima tako posebno mesto prav poprtnik. Ravno z namenom ohranjanja te dediščine je v projektu nastal tudi Festival božičnega kruha, ki od novembra do januarja povezuje različne dogodke v Sloveniji in na Hrvaškem z namenom ohranjanja, promocije in predvsem izobraževanja ter osveščanja o pomenu te dediščine.
Culinary Millennia are workshops of prehistoric, Roman, medieval and traditional Žumberak cuisine. They have been held at the Archaeological Park in Budinjak since 2005 and attract more and more participants every year. A two-day event is held every September. Unlike the usual smell of earth or darkened museum spaces in the Archaeological Park in Budinjak, in those days it smells of a Roman salty product - liquamena and exotic spices brought to this area from travels in the Middle East by medieval merchants many years ago. The scents of the past spread from culinary workshops in which visitors prepare dishes according to historical recipes...
Within the project “Uživam tradicijo – Enjoy Tradition” various culinary-tourism products have been developed, from culinary workshops and festivals to food tours and culinary walks. One of the partners of this project is the Parnas Institute, a non-governmental and non-profit organization that works in public interest in the field of culture (cultural heritage). As part of the project, it has created and organizes a number of interesting culinary walks through Velike Lašče and the surrounding area of Trubar Homestead.