June 17, 2019

A new project for wine drinking culture in the Republic of Moldova – Purcari Wine Shop & Bar – was launched in Chisinau.

A new modern place for admirers of good wines was launched on Friday, 17th May 2019 – Purcari Wine Shop & Bar.  It is located in 8 Calea Iesilor Street, 3rd floor, in the premises of Zity Mall Centre, and has an area of around 150 square metres. This is a partnership of Purcari Group and the first wine blog in Moldova www.finewine.md. The goal of this project is to educate, improve and promote high-quality wine drinking culture to a new level.

Purcari Wine Shop & Bar will sell around 50 wine labels of Purcari Group, plus labels of other over 20 wineries of the Republic of Moldova. Wines were selected by the sommeliers of Purcari Wine Shop & Bar, in co-operation with the FineWine blogger, Andrei Cibotaru, who will be the manager of this location.

‘Our goal was to create a professional platform in the sphere of wine and high-quality wine drinking culture in the Republic of Moldova. Purcari Wine Shop & Bar will arrange wine tasting events, master classes and seminars in the wine sphere. We created a meeting area both for wine professionals and admirers of good wines’, – declared Victor Bostan, Chief Executive Officer of Purcari Winery.

‘Fine Wine has aimed to improve high-quality wine drinking culture in Moldova, since it was launched. Now I can state that the blog moved from a virtual area to a well-equipped space provided with everything one needs to enjoy good wines. We will try to improve the high-quality wine drinking standards, together with our guests’, – declared Andrei Cibotaru, Fine Wine founder.

Purcari Wine Shop & Bar is preparing an ambitious programme of events with participation of sommeliers from the Republic of Moldova and foreign countries, in the nearest future. Purcari Wine Shop & Bar is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, with extended working hours, till 01:00, on week-ends.



Purcari Wineries Plc (Purcari, Crama Ceptura, Bostavan and Bardar brands) is one of the largest wine and brandy groups in the CEE region. The Group manages around 1,400 hectares of vineyards and operates four production platforms in Romania and Moldova. Purcari is the leader in the premium wine segment in Romania, with a 30% segment share, and the largest wine exporter from Moldova, delivering to over 30 countries. Founded in 1827, Purcari is the most awarded winery in CEE at Decanter London 2015-2018 and among the best ranked on Vivino, with an average score of 4.5 to 4.7 for Negru de Purcari and of 4.2 to 4.5 for the Collection 1827, based on over 23,000 reviews. Negru de Purcari won the title of the Best of Show Moldova Red and Purcari Winery took the title of the Best Producer Moldova at Mundus Vini 2019, in Germany. Starting February 2018, the Group is listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The Group is backed by top institutional investors, including Horizon Capital, Franklin Templeton, SEB, Fiera Capital and IFC.

ABOUT finewine.md

FineWine.md is the first wine blog in the Republic of Moldova. It was launched in 2014 and now attracts an audience of more than 10,000 unique visitors per month. This blog is kept by the journalist Andrei Cibotaru, who is also a wine taster at such international wine contests as Berliner Wine Trophy, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, IWCB, Eurasia Wine and Siprits Competition, and so on.

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