So, there’s this great event every year in the capital, and last year I missed it because I was sick. This year, however, I wasn’t missing wine fest for the world.
Basically, a whole bunch of wineries in Moldova line up as part of an exhibition and let you taste their wine. They’re trying to sell bottles, so there is a purpose, and it’s great because we get to sample a variety of amazing Moldovan wine.
At one end of the festival, there’s a big food tent with grilled meat to purchase. At the other, the entrance, local artisans come out and line their tables up in hopes of making a few sales. I may have given them some business in my pursuit of Moldovan souvenirs.
We also bought a few bottles of great Moldovan wine. Saving them for special occasions. Fun fact: did you know the largest wine cellar in the world is actually in Moldova? Just a hop, skip and jump away from where I live…
Here’s some photos and video of our afternoon at Wine Fest. You’ll notice my roommate got pulled into a mean rendition of the “hora,” which, as I explained earlier in my blog, is a traditional Moldovan dance. After that, people just broke out dancing everywhere. The wine…may have been a contributing factor in that.