Black Sea: WINET (BSB 638) – first cooperation agreements were signed with the representatives of the wine sector

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The winemaking companies from the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria will receive another opportunity to promote their business. This will lead to export increasing on the international level, grow of cross-border trade operations and modernization for the whole agricultural sector.The cross-border project “WINET – Trade and innovation in wine sector” will unite the wine producers from Moldova, 6 regions of Romania (Tulcea, Constanta, Galati, Braila, Buzau and Vrancea), and from Bulgaria Severoiztochen region (which includes Varna, Dobrich, Targovishte and Shumen) and Yugoiztochen region (Burgas, Sliven, Yambol, and Stara Zagora). The project has successfully reached the stage of creation the participants’ network. On 31 January 2020, the ceremony of signing the collaboration protocols with wine producing companies from mentioned regions took place in a cross-border format. This will be a starting point for online platform creation.

The Moldovan Investment Agency is responsible for project implementation, being the lead partner of the project in the field of trade and cooperation for the wine sector. Agency works together with partners: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stara Zagora (CCISZ) from Bulgaria and Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Tulcea (CCIATL) from Romania. – Moldova, A Wine Experience Out Of The Ordinary

Looking for a combined wine and gastronomy vacation? Looking for something adventurous and a bit off the beaten track? Try Moldova. This is probably not the first country that pops up in your mind. Some people may not even know it as a wine country. But it definitely is one. And an old one at that.

Moldova has a little over 100,000 hectares of vines which actually means that the country has a bigger proportion of its land covered with vineyards than any other country. No wonder the wine industry is important for the economy.

So why is Moldova not more well known for its wines? Its situation close to the Black Sea puts it near to where the first wines were made many thousand years ago. And yes, Moldova has a very long history of winemaking. But a long history, as illustrious as it may be, is not enough. Moldovan wines were hidden from the rest of the world for almost 50 years, when Moldova was part of the Soviet Union.

But now it is back, with a vengeance.

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