The £6 Orange Natural Wine

Cramele Recas is a large winery in Romania well known for its astutely made commercial wines. Last year they began making an affordable orange wine, and this, the second vintage, is on the shelf at £6 in Asda (a UK supermarket). It spends 20 days on skins, and has no added sulfites.

I’m impressed by it, […]

Some high-end wines from Cramele Recas, Romania

Philip Cox is the man behind Cramele Recas, an incredibly smart, adept, market-sensitive Romanian winery. They sell 24 million bottles a year under a whopping 247 different labels, and they specialise in well-made affordable supermarket wines. But they also make some more premium offerings, and I got to try a few of these. Here are […]

A decent Romanian red

This attractive, supple red comes from Romania, and more specifically from foothills of the Transylvanian Alps near Drăgăsani. It’s made from the native Novac grape variety; native grapes are the real focus of this domain, even though they have some international varieties planted. The Prince Ştirbey vineyard is 25 hectares, and it is now back in the family after being […]