Mira Šemić

Official Ambassador for Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021

“Water is necessary for life, and wine for joie de vivre.”


She is a world-class Slovenian culinary and wine expert, a sommelier with a level 4 diploma from the renowned WSET wine school in London, an author of numerous articles on cuisine and wines, the director of the Gault & Millau Slovenia culinary guide, and a lecturer at her own Little Wine School (Mala šola vina) in Ljubljana. She was also the owner of the Monroe restaurant in Ljubljana, which was one of the first restaurants to co-create Slovenia’s modern cuisine. She presented the wealth of wine next to works of art by renowned artists at her Art and Wine Gallery in Ljubljana. As a great wine connoisseur with the title Weinakademiker, she has visited all significant wine-growing areas and numerous excellent restaurants on all continents.

Mira Šemić, world-class Slovenian culinary and wine expert