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Interview Oliver Bauer     20/01/2017

Interview Oliver Bauer 20/01/2017

  I moved to Romania to excel in winemaking   Oliver Bauer, oenologist for Stibey Winery and owner and oenologist at Bauer Winery, moved to Romania since 2004 after gaining knowledge about wine and winemaking in Germany, his homeland.   “I was born and raised in a winery in Flein, Baden Württemberg, [...]

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Ana Sapungiu, the first Romanian woman obtaining the official certification Master of Wine, about her passion for wine and Romania’s potential in this industry

Ana Sapungiu, the first Romanian woman obtaining the official certification Master of Wine, about her passion for wine and Romania’s potential in this industry

  Ana is Romanian, born in Giurgiu, but even since she was 6 years old she moved to Bucharest where she lived until 2003, when she decided to go to study in London. She graduated from the Management Faculty of ASE (Academy of Economic Studies) and continued to Huron University in London to obtain her MBA diploma. Ana was attracted [...]

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Laurent Pfeffer: The day Romania will produce 100% native wine varieties is nigh

Laurent Pfeffer: The day Romania will produce 100% native wine varieties is nigh

Author: Alexandra Hash
           I met Laurent half a decade ago while I was visiting Corcova Roy&Dâmboviceanu Winery with a few friends from Vinul.ro. Although we had heard several stories about him we never could have imagined that a talented French wine expert would also be charming and [...]

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INTERVIEW WITH OENOLOGIST ALBERTUS VAN DER MERWE

INTERVIEW WITH OENOLOGIST ALBERTUS VAN DER MERWE

Author: Alexandra Hash
Wines from the New World at Tohani estate   What we know about Tohani estate is that it is the largest winery in Dealu Mare (500 ha) - area between the cities of Ploiesti and Buzau, famous for wines. Tohani winery has evolved with time and with the country. When Romanian wine consumers have started to become picky, Albertus van [...]

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Interview with The Kripps at Stirbey Winery

Interview with The Kripps at Stirbey Winery

Author: Alexandra Hash
  Every year on May Day people who love wine come to celebrate at Stirbey Winery. The birthday of Princess Maria Stirbey, the last owner of the domain before 1949, is a cause for celebration in Dragani area. It is the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Stirbey domain. Ten years ago their first bottled wine was brought out. [...]

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Interview with Victor Deleanu, youngest CEO of a Romanian winery

Interview with Victor Deleanu, youngest CEO of a Romanian winery

Author: Alexandra Hash
 Compared to the main wine producers in France, Spain and Italy, Romanian wineries are still owned by a first generation of entrepreneurs. The explanation is simple. It was only in 1991 when formerly state-owned vines were privatized, and the oldest private winery in Romania dates back to 1993. In comparison, some Spanish wineries [...]

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Ghislain Moritz: One of the most significant tools a wine maker has, is marital support.

Ghislain Moritz: One of the most significant tools a wine maker has, is marital support.

Author: Alexandra Hash
Nearly 4 years ago Valeriu Stoica gave the inauguration speech for Avincis Winery and I clearly remember the part about the etymology of the name: ”A comes from Andreea who is our daughter. V comes from Valeriu which is my name. I comes from Irinel, my wife. VIN comes from the wine that I’m hoping you’ll be drinking [...]

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Interview with Gabi Lăcureanu, Licorna Winehouse oenologist

Interview with Gabi Lăcureanu, Licorna Winehouse oenologist

Author: Alexandra Hash
  More than a century ago, Nicolae and Elena Nicolau decided to build a winery in the commune and they had an especially interesting reason for their decision. A few nights before, Nicolae had dreamt that Constantin Brâncoveanu said to him “I demand that you raise a winery where wine shall be as dark as the rooster I [...]

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Interview with Mihai Banita, LacertA Winery wine expert

Interview with Mihai Banita, LacertA Winery wine expert

Author: Alexandra Hash
  I’ve heard so many popular stories and tales about Mihai and they are almost as popular as those about turning water into wine.  He has been in the wine industry for nineteen years now. He worked the first eight years at R&D Institute for Wine-Growing and Wine-Making, Valea Calugareasca, where he earned his [...]

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Recaş Wineries, the dream that any tourist passionate about wine has

Recaş Wineries, the dream that any tourist passionate about wine has

Author: Alexandra Hash
  Recaş Wineries Company is one of the largest wineries in Romania. Founded in 1998 by two wine engineers and a businessman from the international wine industry, Recaş Wineries is among the most complete wineries in the country today. The passionate owners and the winemakers from three different continents, the dedicated people, [...]

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Petro Vaselo, the winery where you’ll meet the youngest wine expert in Romania

Petro Vaselo, the winery where you’ll meet the youngest wine expert in Romania

Author: Alexandra Hash
  As you walk through the centre of Timis Co. you will come across an area covered with a wonderful vine, Recas. Six km away from the city, near a picturesque village, on a wine-land, a new winery rises. Petro Vaselo winery was named after the dwelling it lays on. The winery cultivates 42 hectares of vineyard, the oldest [...]

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Villa Vinea, a Heartfelt Project

Villa Vinea, a Heartfelt Project

Author: Alexandra Hash
  The story of the Villa Vinea winery begins, as most successful vineyard stories, with a man with a passion for wine. Heiner Oberrauch, a businessman from South Tirol, while on a trip on the banks of Târnava Mică river, saw potential where no one thought premium grapevines could grow again. Eight years have passed, and [...]

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