b'A display at the Milestii Mici winery.Many apartment buildings in Chiinu date back to Soviet times. Australia(continued from page 53) Moldova(continued from page 62) transported into a strange and beautiful world, in another era.The giant cellars are 80 metres below the ground, and this microclimate is what makes the wines so uniquely flavourful. I had no idea of the full scope of the size of this winery until I was asked to step into a car, and drive around the cellars. It turns out there are 200 km of tunnels, all filled with wine. I opted to walk part of the route because the quaintness of the small laneways with such names as Cabernet, Merlot and so forth, which made me feel like I was strolling throughThere are more than two million bottles of wine stored here.a medieval city.Ofcourse,thereisanopportunitytosamplewinesin typical Moldovan tradition. Many different types of wine ac-companied a table laid out with charcuterie boards filled with local meats and cheeses. The highlight of the evening came when several musicians began to entertain our table, and I learned several new songs as well as a few old ones, from my newfound comrades.Moldova is one of those countries seldom in the news, and even less often talked about, but if you have an opportunity to visit and sample some of its history, as well as wine, you will not be disappointed.Jonathan van Bilsens photosNtravel TV show can be watched on RogersTV and YouTube.Entertainment to accompany wine tasting.To follow Jonathans travel adventures visit photosNtravel.comReady to rock the Winter 2022-2023 Season?We are TICO #4577532 TM905.985.2268Janet JeanVirginia Colleen 158 Casimir Street, Port PerryKelly Scott Frew Anderson www.marlintravel.ca/1234 TM64FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2022'