Did you know that, according to latest official data, Romania is the 6th largest wine producer in Europe and the 12th largest in the world? (Source: OIV, October 2018, https://italianwinecentral.com/top-fifteen-wine-producing-countries/) Did you know that Romania consumes more wine than it produces? Thus, a lot of very good wines are not known by the wine lovers. The wine producing roots come from thousands of years ago. There were legends saying that Dionysos (Bacchus in Roman mythology), the god of wine, was born in Thracia, a territory which cover also part of Romania nowadays. King Burebista (Thracian king of the Getae and Dacian tribes from 82/61 BC to 45/44 BC) ordered the destruction of vineyards in order to prevent invasions of the migratory people, as they were tempted by the well-known Dacian wine.
The coins launched by Romans for the Dacian province presented a woman, with whom there were two children holding grapes, a symbol of the region’s treasures (see here: http://romaniancoins.org/repliciromane06.html ).
In such a particular context, we invite you to an event dedicated to the tasting of specific Romanian wines. There will not only be savoury wines, but also delicious dishes which are chosen accordingly to the specific taste each wine has. This event will take place on the 8th of February 2019, from 19.00, at the Mensa of JRC Ispra. It is an occasion to find out more about the wine culture in Romania, its history and traditions.