Cricova Wine Cellar
- Posted Dec. 18, 2009 by Gerd Korts in Travelpics. Viewed 5270 times
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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
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