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  • Carpe Diem Uncorked #16: Syrah (Shiraz)

    Yet another blind tasting event took place yesterday, 12th November 2014, at Carpe Diem – Wine Shop & Bar, this time it was Syrah (Shiraz). Personally for me, an amateur, it was quite difficult to judge these wines, the style and flavor varies too much from one to another, while the tannins and acidity make […]

  • How to Use Adobe Lightroom to Make Your Photos Better

    It took me a couple of years to finally understand the most simple and important fact about digital photography: any photo goes through post-processing, no matter what camera or lens you use.

  • Pinot Noir Blind Wine Tasting at Carpe Diem

    Wednesday Uncorked #15 blind wine tasting at Carpe Diem – Wine Shop & Bar, this time it was Pinot Noir. These are the wines that we got to taste, in this specific order: Sălcuţa 2012 Pinot Noir (Moldova) Carlevana 2012 Pinot Noir by Dionysos-Mereni Winery (Moldova) Château Tigné Vins Gérard Depardieu 2011 Pinot Noir (France) […]

  • Pinot Gris Blind Wine Tasting at Carpe Diem

    Yesterday I participated at yet another blind wine tasting at Carpe Diem – Wine Shop & Bar, this time it was Pinot Gris. These are the wines that we got to taste, in this specific order: Jeruzalem Ormoz 2013 Sivi Pinot (Slovenia) Purcari 2013 Pinot Grigio de Purcari (Moldova) Ca Di Rajo 2013 Pinot Grigio […]

  • Sauvignon Blanc Blind Wine Tasting at Carpe Diem

    Last week I participated at a blind tasting of Sauvignon Blanc wine at Carpe Diem – Wine Shop & Bar. These are the wines that we got to taste, in this specific order: Calle Principal 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Spain) Crama Purcari 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Moldova) Chateau Vartely (?)Sauvignon Blanc (Moldova) Old Coach Road 2013 Sauvignon […]

  • Moldova Wine Festival 2014, Day 2

    Day 2 of the Moldova Wine Festival 2014. Check the photos from: Moldova Wine Festival 2014, Day 1.

  • Moldova Wine Festival 2014, Day 1

    The Wine Festival is probably one of the most popular and important yearly events in Republic of Moldova. Each year it gathers thousands of tourists from all around the world, mostly people that enjoy a glass of great wine. Today was day one of this year’s event, here are some of my photos. The weather […]

  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 6: Cricova

    The final day of the Rediscover Moldova – Wine of Moldova tour ended today at the Cricova Winery. The wine cellars of Cricova is the second largest wine cellar in Moldova, after Milestii Mici (largest in the world). It boasts a mere 120 kilometres (75 mi) of labyrinthine roadways, versus MM’s 200 kilometres (120 mi), […]

  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 4: Et Cetera & Salcuta

    After going to Gitana Winery and F’autor on Day 3, Day 4 took us South again, where more wineries are located. We started out with Et Cetera Winery, whose wines are present in most supermarkets and restaurants in Chisinau, and for a good reason. Et Cetera Winery was founded back in 2003 and you can […]

  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 3: Gitana & F’autor

    Day 3 took us to the South of Moldova, where some of the most famous wineries have their vineyards. First we took a look at the ripening grapes that will soon be used by Gitana Winery for the current year’s batch of wine. La Petite Sophie, bearing the name of the owner’s daughter, is my […]