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Just north of Bulgaria, Romania sits between Ukraine and Moldova to its north and east, and Hungary and Serbia to its west. While the country has a strong Slavic background, the first century AD came with a great Roman influence. But wine has been around well before the Romans. In fact, archeological evidence shows that Romania has enjoyed a strong history of viticulture dating back nearly 6000 years. Interestingly most of Romania’s vineyard areas lie at the same parallels as France’s top regions. So it should come as no surprise that wine remains an intrinsic part of Romanian culture and is the country’s most popular alcoholic beverage. Grape varieties in Romania remain a large mix of indigenous, international and hybrid varieties. The three main whites include Fetească Albă and Fetească Regală and Grasevina. All produce fairly perfumed, dry white wines. Merlot remains Romania’s most planted red; Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Blaufrankisch are also found.
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