Wine Explorers – February 2020

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!

Melanie Nash