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Cricova Wine Cellar

2009.12.18
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Old treasures
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1.2 Million bottles
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Tasting room 1
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Tasting room 2
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aquatic tasting room
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The largest underground wine cellar in the world is “hidden” in this country.

Just 15 km (some 9 miles) North of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, Cricova mines lay deep underground. The mined limestone has been used for centuries to build the city of Chisinau and surrounding towns.
Cricova’s museum stores the country’s national collection of 1.2 millions of bottles of 653 names of local and world brands. The oldest wine is from 1902 named "Jewish Easter Wine" and the oldest bottle of liqueur is from the same year "Yan Bekher Liqueur". German General Gering’s private collection of wine is also there. It was brought to Moldova by the general during WW II to be close to him at the Eastern front
13 Comments
Eiram Very interesting post...and great photos!
Eiram · 2009-12-18: 11:00
pandka Superb set!
pandka · 2009-12-18: 11:34
krasotulichka Exellent! I like 4,5 and 6
krasotulichka · 2009-12-18: 13:29
tagastar Liked this set and the write up too
Did you do wine tasting while you were there.... are visitors allowed to sample some from the collection??
:)
tagastar · 2009-12-18: 13:39
DAMihaela Awesome post!!! Congrats Gerd !!!
DAMihaela · 2009-12-18: 13:50
MouseholeKit Great post, spot on exposure.

Are we all invited to Christmas dinner round the table? I'll choose the wine, perhaps a Chateau Lafite?
MouseholeKit · 2009-12-18: 15:28
dontblink All are impressive. I love wine cellars......and wine:)
dontblink · 2009-12-18: 15:34
Wasichseh Was es so alles gibt! Sehr schön!
Wasichseh · 2009-12-18: 18:10
hannamagnusson Wow, amazing place!
hannamagnusson · 2009-12-19: 12:56
????? wOOw,what a nice and big place...and very good photos.
????? · 2009-12-25: 10:43
????? wow ! Thanks for sharing the amazing shots and the information...
The right meeting place for drinkers! Don't tell to Stéfan ;-)
????? · 2009-12-26: 16:59
Unchained Sehr interessant, hab ich nicht gewusst! Bei uns sind sie nicht so gross, dafür gibt's aber unzählige :))

Sehr schöne Fotos!
Unchained · 2009-12-27: 06:27
????? hey, what's that, you go off to such an enormous wine cellar, without us????????????? That's not very nice is it!! ;-))
Fantastic place, looks even better than the cellars of Laurent Perrier, which i visited a few years back.
????? · 2009-12-29: 15:06
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