Grapes have been cultivated in Moldova since at least 2,800BC and during 15th Century it developed a reputation for its quality wines, which were drunk by the Russian Czars as well as the Polish Royal court. By 1914, Moldova had the largest vineyards in the Russian empire. After the setbacks of two world wars, the wine industry is back to its former glory. Moldova is seeking new markets for its wines in Europe, which are increasingly appreciated for their quality. It is reported that the household of HM Queen Elizabeth II regularly orders the 1990 vintage of the wonderful and unique Negru Di Purcari wine, a rich and full-bodied dry red.
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