Those that love wine already know the top places around the world that make the best drink. France, Italy, and even some parts of the United States are renown for the great product they produce, but of, course there's many more than what's listed. But there are some countries that make a quality wine you may not be aware of. More recently though, Moldova has slowly emerged as a strong player in that field.
As revealed by Vogue, this Eastern European country located between Romania and Ukraine has many vast wineries — including Carpe Diem, located in the capital city of Chișinău. There's also the Embargo Wine Bar in the same city, meaning that you won't have to travel too far to visit another winery. Each place is full of many different wines such as Chateau Cristi, Chateau Vartely, Minis Terrios, and Novak. This means that tourists and locals alike have plenty of choices when they go to sample wine. Moldovan wine also appears a lot in hotels and restaurants throughout the country, ensuring that you know it's there wherever you go.
Surprisingly, Moldova has been a solid wine country for many years now. Grapes have been just one of the many crops that appear year after year within this tiny European country, dating as far back as 1918. Thanks to its massive vineyards, Moldova supplied 70 percent of wine when it was part of the USSR. Despite embargoes in both 2006 and 2013, it remains a strong presence in the wine community. The biggest piece of proof here comes from 2017, when it was revealed that over 80 percent of Moldovan wine was exported to other countries. This really helped bolster the country's profile to make it as popular as it is today.
With all of this in mind, it's no wonder that Moldova has managed to become home of many delicious wines to sample and enjoy. It might not have been your first choice for a wine country to visit, but it's definitely not one to miss. If you deeply love and appreciate wine from all over the world, than you need to go out of your way to visit Moldova to sample their wonderful wine.