Christian CALLEC

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VINUL.RO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011 – PROVISORY CONCLUSIONS

The PREMIILE DE EXCELLENTA VINUL.RO 2011 was for me a fantastic way to get more to know about Romanian wines and wine business. Since 2003, a lot changed in Romania and it is good to see that the Romanian wines are getting much and much better. This is mainly due to the enormous efforts (and […]

VINUL.RO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011 – OFF-COMPETITION TASTINGS (6)

On the last official tasting day, we left Bucharest for a long trip by bus to the Urlateanu Manor 1922 in … Urlati. The distance was not really what made it such a long trip (only 85 km from Bucharest), but again, we needed some time to get out of the Romanian capital. During the […]

VINUL.RO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011 – OFF-COMPETITION TASTINGS (5)

After the nice but a bit chaotic lunch at Restaurant GINGER, there was no much time left for tourism… We went back to the hotel and prepared ourselves for the next meal and tasting… For the ones who do follow a special diet to lose some weight, I am afraid this will not work during […]

VINUL.RO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011 – OFF-COMPETITION TASTINGS (4)

On the second day of the competition, we went again to the centre of Bucharest for the lunch. Place of handling was Restaurant Ginger, a strange place with many different faces, located in an even stranger building. It is a lovely place from the inside, housing not only a restaurant and a bar, but also […]

VINUL.RO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011 – OFF-COMPETITION TASTINGS (3)

After the great lunch at Hanul-lui-Manuc, including the presentation and tasting of wines from the Dragasani region (see earlier message) we had little time to rest for a while or have a short walk in the centre of Bucharest. The next off-tasting and dinner was planned at Chez Marie Restaurant in Bucharest. Our wine host […]