Old Orhei (Romanian: Orheiul Vechi) is a historical and archaeological complex, located in Trebujeni, at 60 kilometers (37 mi) north-east of Chişinău, on the Răut River. Orheiul Vechi is the most popular and visited tourist attraction/destination in Moldova. I did a photo trip to Old Orhei back in 2011 (Discovering the Old Orhei Historical and Archaeological Complex), so I decided… Continue reading "Easter Break at Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) – Moldova"
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 these wines very edgy. These… Continue reading "Carpe Diem Uncorked #16: Syrah (Shiraz)"
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 (Italy) Crama Purcari 2013 Pinot… Continue reading "Pinot Gris Blind Wine Tasting at Carpe Diem"
Day 2 of the Moldova Wine Festival 2014. Check the photos from: 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 was just perfect, couldn’t have… Continue reading "Moldova Wine Festival 2014, Day 1"
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. Located in a clean and… Continue reading "Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 2: Minis Terrios & Chateau Vartely"
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 a boutique-type winery. A lot… Continue reading "Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 1: Crescendo Wines & Mimi Wines"
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 12 bloggers and journalists. Here… Continue reading "Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Mise en Bouche at Carpe Diem"
Yesterday, after visiting Domulgeni Village and taking some HDR photos and some Tilt-Shift photos, I drove to Soroca Fort which is in, surprisingly enough, in Soroca. Here are some quick HDR photos, hope you like them.
This is a post related to the previous one Domulgeni Village, Floreşti [HDR], with some of the same photos, but using the tilt-shift photography technique.