It’s a cliché to say this, but in the U.S., Romanian wine is as mysterious as a Transylvanian castle. In fact, Transylvania is one of the three major wine-growing areas of Romania, I learned this summer when some of that country’s major wine producers paid a visit to New York City.
After 8,000 years of winemaking, it seems strange that so few of us in the West have tried Georgian wines – that’s the Republic of Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union.
It shines as a first course wine with deep, pleasing fruit. Highly Recommended (90-92).
Arriving at night at an airport at the end of a journey, sometimes it’s hard to realize how remote a location you’re in until you start driving around the next day. This is what happened to me when I landed in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, a few weeks ago.