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Mining for Wine

August 19, 2014

Forget fancy wine cellars: the best place to store wine is in a tunnel. In Moldova—Europe’s poorest nation that has consistently been one of the world’s top 10 wine exporters, according to the BBC, there is “one of the world’s greatest wine stores in a warren of old mining tunnels deep inside the limestone hills.” Built half a century ago by the Soviet masters of Moldova, each bottle within this wine store is valued at £15,000. Not too shabby, considering this is where you can find the wine collections of German Nazi military leader Herman Goering and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. 

Read more here. (EH)

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