Romania Trip – Wine Varieties & Styles

Romania, Uncategorized, Wine Industry


I got called out by Phil Cox from Cramele Recas during a tasting we did at his place. I’ve always been of the school of thought that to make a difference as an up and coming wine region it’s important to promote your local varieties. I didn’t tell him that was my view, but he got it out there as something daft that wine bloggers seem to write, without looking at the bigger picture. I sheepishly apologised after he pointed out why I’m talking out my arse.

The Count Would Be Proud!

Reds, Romania, Uncategorized

Cramele Recas

I’m about to open you up to my complete ignorance. You’ve got to understand that I’ve not travelled much in Eastern Europe, and I’ve never ever been to Romania. Before a couple of years back my entire repertoire of knowledge consisted of their football team bleaching their hair in 1998 and a bit of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Another upshot of being in the wine industry is that all this farcically poor level of knowledge can’t last forever!