Discovering Romanian wine

Discovering wines from the Carpathian Mountains to celebrate the links between France and Romania, two countries with diverse cultures and shared Latin roots.

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Discovering wines from the Carpathian Mountains to celebrate the links between France and Romania, two countries with diverse cultures and shared Latin roots.

Romania became a winemaking country in the 7th century BC but did not truly begin developing its winemaking until the Roman era. Romanian wine experienced a wave of poor fortune with phylloxera in the late 19th century, the first and second world wars, and the communist era, ultimately causing major damage to winemakers and the image of Romanian wine. Since 1990, winemakers have been reinvesting in their land, rediscovering the terroir’s properties, and fighting to restore the image of their wine by focusing on quality rather than quantity.

Today, Romania has become the new El Dorado of European winemaking.

This guided tasting workshop offers an opportunity to discover numerous Romanian wines.

With :

  • Catalin Paduraru, oenologist, wine critic and director of the International Wine Contest Bucharest
  • Frédéric Vigroux, consultant sommelier (DipWSET)

In partnership with the Association of Romanian Wine Producers and Exporters, and the Vatel Bordeaux international hotel management school

Part of the 2019 France-Romania Season

In France, the 2019 France-Romania Season is being organised and implemented by the Institut Français with the support of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for Culture, the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, the Ministry for National Education, the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Ministry for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the Ministry for Sport, the French Embassy in Romania, and the network of Institut Français and Alliance Française institutions in Romania.

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