Our first meeting of the new decade saw us sampling offerings from Eastern Europe all purchased from Majestic as part of their Mix six. We tried two merlots: one from Bulgaria and the other from Romania. Of these we preferred the darker Stone Arka Merlot from Bulgaria priced at £7.99 but the extremely good value Val Duna from Romania (£5.32) came a close second.
The two white wines were an astonishingly reasonable Stone Arka Chardonnay (£4.99) from Bulgaria and the Salveto Pinot Grigio from Moldova (£5.99). Of these two it was the Pinot Grigio that came out top.
We also all learned that the country of Moldova is next to Ukraine. An informative and enjoyable evening!