Showing posts with label wine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wine. Show all posts

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Purcari in Poland

We found Freedom Blend in Warsaw! And they deliver! Yay, Moldovan wine!


Monday, September 21, 2020

Golden Yellow

Lots of yellow coming through for the bottle's neck. Still looking quite incomplete, though.


Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Moldova In Albania

We found these bottles at a roadside gas station on the way to Vlore. It was so good to see Moldovan wine!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Marine Ball Gift

The Marines gave everyone who attended the ball a couple of bottles of wine!  Nice commemorative box, too.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Mexico Wine

These are the kinds of wines I bought in New Mexico.  When I tasted them they were pretty good.  Now to get them to Kosovo.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wine Stop

This is the entrance to what is supposedly the oldest winery in New Mexico.  We stopped and tasted.  We bought wine.

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Bit Like Aligote

Mom took me to a wine tasting dinner last month.  The dinner was frozen stuff heated up, but at least this wine was decent.  It's an Italian white that tastes like Moldovan aligote.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

French Wines In Texas

It seems every time we visit Texas we do some kind of wine tasting with Mom.  This time it was at Grand Cru, a wine bar in Fort Worth.  There was a full presentation by a wine rep and food to match.  While I appreciated the escargot and the beef burgignon, I was not impressed by the wines.  It may be that I lived in Moldova too long, but the wines seemed overpriced and underperforming.  Even the ones costing over a hundred dollars didn't do much for me.  The meal, by the way, was advertised as truly French.  The only part they nailed on that was the beef.  Overall, disappointing.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Greek And Wine

Because of the small house we rented and the allergies of Andreas' parents, we couldn't host them at home to let them enjoy Moldovan wines.  Luckily, we found Cafe Medi in Hurst, which let us bring our own wines - and opened them for us.  Between the five us (my mom was there too), we had most of three bottles of wine.  The food was good too, but not as good as El Greco in Chisinau.  My favorite of the three wines was the Vinohora.  I love that wine.  But it's all in transit now in our household effects.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rustic Dining

Asconi's dining room is rustic in design.  It's beautiful, too.  Andreas wants to use their overhead lighting design.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cellar And Gardens

Asconi's cellars look rather typical of Moldovan wine cellars.  The gardens on top of them were in glorious bloom when we visited in August, though!  A lot of the garden had vegetables that they used in their dishes for lunch.

Modern Bottling System

Asconi's bottling system is the most automated in Moldova.  No one touches the bottles or wine after the pallet of bottles are put in the staging area.  All machine, even to boxing the bottles.  This makes them both more sanitary and more even.  It's great to watch.