At the end of May I went on a short trip to Dortmund, 8th largest city in Germany. Before the trip I’ve scouted Google Maps for interesting wine bars in the area and I’ve discovered Der Weinadvokat. I decided to bring 2 bottles of Moldavian wine for a casual tasting at Der Weinadvokat (without any prior notice), so I brought… Continue reading "Moldavian Wine Tasting in Der Weinadvokat – Dortmund, Germany"
After spending the night at Purcari Winery we decided to make a quick visit to Etcetera Winery, as it is less than 10 minutes away from Purcari. The Luchianov family were very welcoming and glad to see us, even though we haven’t announced them of our visit. I’m not going to tease you with photos of the very delicious “plăcinte”… Continue reading "Etcetera Winery, Moldova – A Quick Visit"
Last weekend me and my wife wanted to get out into the countryside and take a breath of fresh air and enjoy some great wine. As this was the first time we were planning to spend the night with our baby boy away from home, it was somewhat difficult to make a decision as to where to go. Finally we… Continue reading "Weekend at Purcari Winery, Moldova"
Photos from the first blind wine tasting of 2015 at Carpe Diem Wine Shop. This time we got to taste 9 different Riesling wines, 4 from Moldova and 5 imported wines. Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high… Continue reading "Carpe Diem Wednesday Uncorked #21 – RIESLING (Rhein Riesling)"
These are photos from the Wine Vernissage - "Christmas Passion" event that took place at Palatul Republicii in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on 19th of December 2014. A fine event dedicated to Wine of Moldova - A Legend Alive.
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)"
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) Crescendo 2012 Pinot Noir (Moldova)… Continue reading "Pinot Noir 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 (Italy) Crama Purcari 2013 Pinot… Continue reading "Pinot Gris 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 Blanc Nelson (New Zealand) Purcari… Continue reading "Sauvignon Blanc Blind Wine Tasting at Carpe Diem"
Day 2 of the Moldova Wine Festival 2014. Check the photos from: Moldova Wine Festival 2014, Day 1.