Bucharest’s Old Center now has a new spot for wine lovers who can select their drink from a few hundred labels: Corks. The bar offers a menu of over 300 specialties, and all these wines can be served by the glass, as well. The selection includes fresh or vintage wines.
For wine collectors the bar offers anniversary or medal-winning wines, star wines, wines from the New or the Old World.
Wine Industry in Romania
Following a couple of years which saw the local wine market shrink to about EUR 350 million, Romanian winemakers are more optimistic about 2012, forecasting a total growth of between 5 and 10 percent. Moreover, rising exports and an increase in local consumers’ appetite for premium varieties are further reasons for players to raise a glass to their future health.
It is hard to sell quality Romanian wine abroad when so little is known about it or, even worse, it is often associated with a bad country image, complain local winemakers.
Nevertheless, in the past couple of years Romanian wine producers, especially the increasing number of newly established small wineries specialized in premium varieties, have had no choice but to turn to exports against a decreasing domestic market.
But now the situation is changing. The entire article about the Romanian wine market can be read here.
CORKS COZY BAR
1 Bacani Street, Old City Center, entrance from Lipscani Street