As discussed in my invitation article, the World Wine Travel group collaborates with Wine of Moldova and Vinconnexion in October to celebrate their special event, National Wine Day October 3rd and 4th.
Traditionally, the event takes place on the Chişinău-based Great National Assembly Square and in Moldovan wineries the first weekend of October just after harvest. The festival celebrates not only Moldovan winemaking traditions, which date to the 15th century, but also culture and traditional foods.
While the country is now an independent Republic, the past was not always easy. Wine colleague Michelle Williams wrote a fantastic article about the evolution of Moldova and Moldovan wine after visiting the country last fall. You can find it on WineSearcher here.
Don’t miss the #WorldWineTravel group Twitter chat on Sunday, October 4th at 11am Eastern Time (ET) and 17:00 Central European Time (CET)!
Here’s a preview of what writers will share:
Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “Two Indigenous Moldovan Grapes – Fetească Albă and Fetească Neagră – Paired With Colțunași Harnici (Hard-Working Dumplings)”
Wendy from A Day In The Life On The Farm is “Celebrating the Food and Wine of Moldova”
David from CookingChat has “Food Pairings for Moldavan Wines”
Lori from Exploring the Wine Glass shares “Sitting Down with Master of Wine Caroline Gilby to Discuss Moldovan Wine”
Terri from Our Good Life shares “Moldova Wine Day Celebration!”
Linda from My Full Wine Glass is “Celebrating ‘My Wine Day’ and the little country that could”
Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles shares “Moldovan Wine – moving forward while not losing track of the authentic grapes of their past” #WorldWineTravel
Susannah from Avvinare writes “You say Feteasca and I’ll Say Moldova”
Jennifer at Vino Travels tells us about “Eye Openers to the Wines of Moldova”
Melanie from Wining With Mel is “Exploring new territory with Moldovan wines”
Jeff from foodwineclick asks the question “Are Local Grapes the Future of Moldovan Wines?”
Here at Savor the Harvest I share “Moldovan Native Wine Grape Discoveries” #WorldWineTravel
Jill from L’Occasion discusses “Wines of Moldova: Worth the Adventure”
Payal from Keep the Peas pairs “Kashmiri Yakhni Pulao and Moldovan Wine”
Nicole from Somms Table is “Celebrating Moldova National Wine Day with More Food and Wine Explorations”
Rupal at Syrah Queen shares “Celebrate Moldova National Wine Day – Exploring Native Varieties”
Liz Barrett from What’s In That Bottle shares “Moldova National Wine Day is Here!”
Pinny from Chinese Food And Wine Pairings tells us about “Celebrating Moldova National Wine Day with Chinese Food”
Gwendolyn from Wine Predator shares “Meet Moldova: 2018 Purcari 1827 Rara Negra de Purcari Vin Sec Rosu Paired with Pizza #WorldWineTravel “
Deanna at Asian Test Kitchen
Note: The World Wine Travel group is sponsored this month receiving sample wines from Wine of Moldova. A huge thank you to them for working with us and supplying photos!