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  • 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 […]

  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 2: Minis Terrios & Chateau Vartely

    You know you’re going to have a good day if at 9:30 a.m. you have about 10 bottles of wine in front of you, all waiting to be put to good use. Day 2 started at a tiny winery on the outskirts of Chisinau, humbly called Minis Terrios, which could be translated to Small Lands. […]

  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 1: Crescendo Wines & Mimi Wines

    The first day of our one-week mission to rediscover the legends behind Moldovan wine offered us over 15 different wines to taste and enjoy. We started our day at the professional school in Nisporeni. Surprisingly, this is the home of the Crescendo wine brand. With an annual capacity of approximately 15.000 bottles, Crescendo sure is […]

  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Mise en Bouche at Carpe Diem

    During 22-27th of September 2014 I will be part of a team that goes on a mission to discover the legends surrounding Moldovan wine, hence the A Legend Alive name. During these 6 days we will visit some of the wineries from Moldova, including new and undiscovered ones. The team will be made up by […]