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Romania has one of the oldest wine traditions in all of Europe, dating back to ancient times before Greek civilization. Indigenous grapes have always prospered, and viticulture followed. Though geographically situated as it is adjacent to Slavic countries, a good part of its culture and language is also Latin-based owing to its southern neighbors. Dacia, as it was once called, was once a part of the Roman empire, hence the name Romania. The significant Roman influence on the culture has lasted through the centuries, with wine production in prominent roles. 

In the 19th century, Romania suffered from Phylloxera as did most of the rest of the world. When the mass replanting took place, many of the indigenous varietals were replaced with more popular French ones. Today, Romanian grapes are a mix of the French-European stalwarts as well as domestic grapes such as Frâncuşă, Fetească Albă, and Tămâioasă for whites, Fetească Neagră, and Băbească for reds. German grapes are also Read more »

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