Ukraine is a wine country, and has been so, for centuries! Old news to many, very fresh knowledge to me. Last Saturday was the Eurovision day. I’m a super mega fan, I always, always watch the finals. Although I tend to pick the German and Alsace wines in order to prepare for the upcoming wine trip, in order to honour the day, I tried different wines all day. 2 cavas, one of which is unknown, and the other is Castillo Perelada Cava Brut Reserva N. And a Ukrainian sparkling called Odessa. Btw, writing down a wine list is practically the same thing as writing down citation list: Not fun!
Not that it was great and all, it was not my kind of bubbles. It figuratively punched me with its distinctive taste on the first sip. First I tasted a little bit of dust and rust, then I smelled lavender. Later on, I identified the taste as rotten lavenders. Not like I ate or smelled any rotten lavender in my life before, but I will, one day, so I can confirm myself! Apparently the wine production in Ukraine goes way before Christ and they have been importing wine since 18th century. Slovakia border have been fruitful for centuries. The first premises, that still is the home of the organisation, were designed by a French, the first batch of their sparkling wine is produced in the leadership of a French, Henri Roederer, who set up the enterprises in order the compete with the champagne producers of Champagne.
Very ambitious man, was this monsieur Roederer. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The Obama administration, confronted with a foreign-policy crisis, is flailing. This time it isn’t Syria, but Ukraine. The Crimea’s March 16 referendum looms larger each day, but U.
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