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Fancy a Bottle of Wine? ‘Open the Romanian Wine’ Initiative Launches in New York

Open the Romanian Wine is an initiative to raise global awareness for Romanian wine brands.

 An exciting lineup of wines never before tasted in the US will be presented in an official press and trade tasting and luncheon on November 30th, 12 PM at New York’s AVRA Madison Estiatorio as part of the Open The Romanian Wine program’s global visibility plan.

Six Romanian wines will be presented during the event: The Iconic Estate Rhein Extra Magnifique Brut, The Iconic Estate Hyperion Feteasca Neagra, The Iconic Estate Hyperion Rose, La Sapata Babeasca Neagra, Avincis Olt de Vie Negru de Dragasani and Domeniile Averesti Busuioaca de Bohotin. The wines were evaluated by the wine experts of the “Open The Romanian Wine” program which curates a selection based on tradition, winemaking style, and rarity of grape varieties, which are all grown exclusively in Romania and Southeastern Europe.

Romania is truly a hidden gem when it comes to wine and some of its finest, most valuable varieties are little known. In this  program we took on the mission to change that. I am proud and excited to host our industry leaders  in New York to taste a small sampling of Romania’s winemaking history. This event coincides with our celebration of the upcoming National Romania Day which is on December 1st

Marinela Ardelean, the international wine critic and “Open the Romanian Wine” program Ambassador

Romania has a winemaking tradition dating back 6000 years. The Romanian soil nurtures rare grape varieties and today is home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries, spread across seven wine regions. Each wine region has its own distinctive traditions and unique flavors. Romania is the sixth-largest wine producer in Europe and the 12th worldwide, yet little known to wine lovers across the world. 

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