Minsk, Kiev and Moldova 
After our meal at Milestii Mici our guide drove us at breakneck speed to make the last tour at Cricova winery.
After our meal at Milestii Mici our guide drove us at breakneck speed to make the last tour at Cricova winery.
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Cricova only has a mere 75 miles of underground caves for wine production and storage.
Cricova only has a mere 75 miles of underground caves for wine production and storage.
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It is also housed in old limestone mines. Moldova used to be where all of the grapes from the USSR were shipped to be processed. Now it has a wealth of left over wine production infrastructure.
It is also housed in old limestone mines. Moldova used to be where all of the grapes from the USSR were shipped to be processed. Now it has a wealth of left over wine production infrastructure.
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Cricova also has an incredible collection of old wine, some of it over 100 years old.
Cricova also has an incredible collection of old wine, some of it over 100 years old.
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This collection is of German wine from between the two world wars.
This collection is of German wine from between the two world wars.
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Cricova had many tasting rooms, with different themes.
Cricova had many tasting rooms, with different themes.
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The theme here was life under the ocean. These rooms were incredible, it was easy to imagine what life was like for communist bigwigs at the height of the USSR.
The theme here was life under the ocean. These rooms were incredible, it was easy to imagine what life was like for communist bigwigs at the height of the USSR.
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After the tour we got to sample some of the wine ourselves. Nations represented here were Italy, Armenia, Germany, USA, and Moldova.
After the tour we got to sample some of the wine ourselves. Nations represented here were Italy, Armenia, Germany, USA, and Moldova.
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