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On the occasion of the International Wine Fair-Good Wine 2014, the ceremony for unveiling DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2015 has taken place.

The DIPLOMATIC WINE selection is destined to present to the world the main values of Romanian and European wine culture for 2015 and will represent the embodiment of the BEST WINES FOR 2015.

President Anton Caragea PhD opening the International Wine Fair 2014-web

From left to right: Deputy General Secretary of  Government-Liviu Neagu, Mrs. Simona Man- Minister-President of National Tourism Authority, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of IRICE, Victor Deleanu-President Cotnari House of Wines-creator of DIPLOMATIC WINE, senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Stefan Timofti-sommelier House of Wines-COTNARI.


The ceremony has taken place in the presence of the Diplomatic corps, accredited to Romania and representatives of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Minister of Tourism-Mrs. Simona Man-President of National Tourism Authority, European Parliament representatives and Deputy Secretary General of Romanian Government-Mr. Liviu Neagu.

The ceremony was opened by the tasting of the diplomatic wine-Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from Cotnari House of Wines, Dominium series.

Wine Maker of the Year 2014

The Prize for DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015 creator- Chairman of COTNARI-House of Wine-Mr.Victor Deleanu.

The wines where introduced to the public by the Cotnari House of Wines sommelier –Stefan Timofti , who underlined the pure Romanian traits of Feteasca Neagra wine ilk, who’s traces in history goes as far as Cucuteni Culture (5.000 years ago),a perfect representative wine for Romanian and House of Cotnari.

In sign of recognition of the intrinsic value of the Feteasca Neagra wine, produced by COTNARI House of Wines, the Deputy Secretary General of the Government, Mr. Liviu Neagu handover on behalf of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation the special prize for the wine maker George Malutan, who was hailed as the WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR.

Stefan Timofti presenting the Grasa de Cotnari qualities

Mr.Stefan Timofti-sommelier at COTNARI-House of Wines is unveiling the Grasa de Cotnari (place II at Diplomatic Wine 2015).

Afterwards was tasted the second place on diplomatic wine competition, the famous Fat Lady of Cotnari (Grasa de Cotnari), dry wine, a historical achievement.

The Grasa de Cotnari wine is an old traditional wine, in use at the Moldavian king’s court.

The wine expert and sommelier of COTNARI House of Wines, Mr. Stefan Timofti, outlined for the public benefit the main characteristics and the typical structure of the wine assortments from Grasa de Cotnari.

This is considered as a high quality and long lasting wine, famous around the world.

The Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei has presented the prize for BEST WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR to the Victor Deleanu – Chairman of COTNARI-House of Wines, in sign of recognition for his exertions in promoting Romanian wines on international stage and for the tremendous achievement of being elected as the creator of the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015-Best wine of Romania.

European Diplomatic Wine is unveiled



 The long awaited moment, of DIPLOMATIC WINE ceremony, had started with the public presentation of the best wine-Bohotin Basil (Busuioaca de Bohotin) an exceptional wine by his traits of persistence, pun gent aroma of exceptional quality.

The Busuioaca de Bohotin obtained the first place as the perfect wine, encompassing aroma, technologies and long lasting palates.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President General-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, together with Tourism Minister President Mrs. Simona Man, presented the Chairman of COTNARI House of Wines Mr. Victor Deleanu with the Prize for DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015.

This was in appreciation for the company role in promoting Romanian wines and for constructing the wine that will be promoted for a year long period, as the quintessence of everything that Romanian wine industry is having precious.


Ambassadors at the venue of Diplomatic Wine

Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives on the venue of the Diplomatic Wine ceremony: center stage H.E. Vietnam Ambassador in Romania-Tran Xuan Thuy.

In the closing moments of the festivity, the ambassadors and European officials, took the opportunity to enjoy countless wines from COTNARI house of wines and received special wines, branded for the event, ambassador wines, that will spread the magic of the Romanian and European wines across the world.

Ambassador Victor Carazo

Sharing a lighter moment: General Secretary of the Government-Liviu Neagu, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, and Venezuela Ambassador H.E. Victor Ramon Carazo.

The Ceremony for Diplomatic Wine for 2015 marked a central point in promoting Romanian wines authentic values and highlighted the economical and oenological  tourism potential of our country on a world stage.

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Cea mai mare implinire pentru un enolog este fara indoiala recunoasterea eforturilor sale cu celebrul titlu de CEL MAI BUN CREATOR DE VINURI AL ANULUI.

In data de 6 decembrie 2014, odata cu prezentarea celor mai bune vinuri ale Romaniei, in cadrul ceremoniilor Vinului Diplomatic pentru 2015, Victor Deleanu, Presedintele Casei de Vinuri Cotnari , autorul revolutiei soiurilor romanesti, a primit titlul de CEL MAI BUN CREATOR DE VINURI AL ANULUI.

Chairman Victor Deleanu receives the diploma for DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015

Victor Deleanu-Presedintele CASEI DE VINURI COTNARI primeste diploma de CREATOR DE VINURI AL ANULUI 2014

Peste 20 de diplomati, reprezentand trei continente, au fost alaturi de el pentru a degusta produsele realizate in cadrul Casei de Vinuri Cotnari, produse incununate cu titlul de Vinul Diplomatilor pentru 2015.

Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedintele Director – General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, a apreciat eforturile domnului Victor Deleanu de a promova vinurile romanesti, vinuri de exceptionala calitate in intreaga lume si de a declansa revolutia soiurilor romanesti, o revolutie ce tine sa puna in prim planul vinificatiei: soiul, aroma si persistenta implicita a strugurilor romanesti.


Grasa de Cotnari, una din creatiile de top ale Casei de Vinuri COTNARI, apreciata ca Vin al Diplomatilor (locul al II-lea) 

Cu ajutorul lor se pot face vinuri exceptionale, acesta este crezul proprietarului si creatorului Casei de Vinuri Cotnari- Victor Deleanu, crez validat de alegerea vinurilor sale drept VINUL DIPLOMATILOR-CEL MAI BUN VIN AL ROMANIEI pentru 2015.

Casa de Vinuri Cotnari este un proiect ambitios, ce uneste o plantatie in care Feteasca Neagră ocupă locul I, strugurii fiind recoltaţi de pe 100 de hectare.

Locul II este adjudecat, la egalitate, de Busuioaca de Bohotin şi Tămaioasa Romaneasca, celebre in intreaga lume pentru aromele explozive si gustul unic, intinse pe cate 75 de hectare. Feteasca Alba, soi emblematic al Romaniei si unica Grasa de Cotnari completează plantatia cu cate 50 de hectare.

Pentru toate aceste realizari serioase, sustinute si concludente, era normal ca distinctia pentru CEL MAI BUN CREATOR DE VINURI AL ANULUI sa ii revina sefului echipei de enologi de la Casa De Vinuri Cotnari- dl. Victor Deleanu.

In aplauzele diplomatilor si oficialitatilor prezente, Presedintele Director General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea i- a inamant Presedintelui Casei de Vinuri Cotnari cea mai inalta distinctie pentru lumea vinului : titlul de CEL MAI BUN CREATOR DE VINURI AL ANULUI si felicitari pentru munca sustinuta de pana acum pentru promovarea vinurilor si soiurilor specific romanesti.

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On 22 November 2014, under the high patronage and organization of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, the annual selection ceremony for electing the BEST ROMANIAN WINE-DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2015 has taken place.

The DIPLOMATIC WINE will represent during 2015 the Romanian wine tradition and high quality.

We can already note that: the ceremony had become a focal point in diplomatic life, a moment awaited with pleasure and interest by diplomatic community, as the tasting committee is enjoying the best products of Romanian wine industry.

Respecting the yearly tradition, the committee has encompassed two diplomats from every continent that us usually importing Romanian wine products (Europe, Asia, Africa, America).

 Casa-de-Vinuri-Cotnari Degustand VINUL DIPLOMTILOR pentru anul 2015-web

Every body on the venue had enjoyed with pleasure the new ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015,creation of COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES

This year, the committee under the direction of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has pin pointed as Romania’s Best Wine creator for 2015- The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES.

The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES was established in 2007 and is having in yield a total of 350 hectares out of which 100 hectares are cultivated with the famous Romanian grape variety: Feteasca Neagra(Black Girl), the Busuioaca de Bohotin(Bohotin Basilicum) , world celebrated for his unique flavor is cultivated on 75 hectares, the Tamaioasa Romaneasca (Romanian Incense Flavor) favored by the connoisseurs for his strong taste, unique palates, can be found on other 75 hectares, Feteasca Alba(White Girl) is produced on 50 hectares and the Grasa de Cotnari ( Fat Lady of Cotnari) assortment , which is on good reason named as the Romania treasure and is comprised in natural patrimony, is cultivated on 50 hectares.

From this extraordinary lands, where grapes are cultivated from the renowned Cucuteni culture time, more than 5000 years ago, has arise today the exceptional wines of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES , wines that conquered the hearts of diplomats.


On the third place(no.3) was selected the FETEASCA NEAGRA (Black Girly) from Domenii Collection of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES 

Amongst the wine tasted, from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES, where presented the Domain collection and Colloquium-collection .

From this collections, the assortments of wines that had conquered the heart and mind of the tasters where as follows : Colocviu la ParisBusuioacă de Bohotin dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Busuioacă de Bohotin demi-dry, Colocviu la MoscovaGrasă de Cotnari dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Fetească Neagră dry, Colocviu la RomaTămâioasă Românească dry, Colocviu la AtenaFetească Albă dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Tămâioasă Românească demi-dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Fetească Albă dry.

After the tasting session, the final selection, based on the evaluation of wine types, had comprised on the III-rd place: Feteasca Alba (White Girly) and Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly).

On the second place, the commission had appreciated the aroma and taste of the unique Grasa de Cotnari and finally the first place was given to the aromatic wines from Tămâioasă Românească and Busuioacă de Bohotin assortments.

The final phase of the competition had decided the winners as being on the III-rd place, the only red wine from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES production was selected the dry Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from Dominium Cotnari.


The second place goes to the Grasa de Cotnari, special creation of COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES, Colloquium Collection

On the second place, the jury had appreciated the extreme aroma and complexity of the unique Grasa de Cotnari, dry made and finally the first place-DIPLOMATIC WINE has gone to the rosy, profusely aroma and the round and perfect taste of the Busuioaca de Bohotin-Colloquium in Paris.

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, prominent member of the Romanian Senate, present on the rostrum of the ceremony, had stated that for him, as a Senator from Iasi county, he is extremely touched and proud that Moldavian wines, the Cotnari wines, where highly appreciated and noted by diplomats and is appreciative that, from today, the COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES products will be tasted in the entire world.


And the winner is… the special formula accompanied the announcement, the ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015 is Busuioaca de Bohotin-Colloquium in Paris


COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES must be promoted and supported for there outstanding efforts in promoting traditional Romanian wines and wine types, noted Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

He explained to the diplomats, presented on the venue, that COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES is offering to consumers not only exceptional quality wines, created with modern technology, but is using also in the production cycle the famous new world wine making techniques.

We have to mention that: the COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES is also benefiting from the tremendous experience, garnered by the Cotnari teams, teams that gather for hundreds of years the valuable wine making experience.

Today we are proud of the fact that we can offer to Romanian and foreign diplomats, to all lovers of perfect quality wines from Romania and across the world, an exceptional selection of wines: the ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES, had declared Professor Dr. Anton Caragea concluding the ceremony.

November 23, 2014 Posted by | BEST ROMANIAN WINE, Blackseanews Agency, Diplomacy, DIPLOMATIC WINE, Goodwine-Decembrie 2014, Informations, Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Romanian economy, Tourism | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments