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04 November 2014 | 15:37
"Fox News" promotes Moldovan wines on US market
Business news presenter Tracy Byrnes of the station "Fox News" urged her compatriots to serve wines produced in Moldova. The exhortation which was made together with Christy Canterbury, who is an expert in eastern European wines, has been voiced during the wine tasting show "Wine with me", on November 3, 2014.
During the show, the two women tasted more Moldovan wines sold in the United States, production of well-known brands like Asconi - a white wine made ​​in 2011 which is sold at a price of $15 in America; JV Lion-Gri a dry red produced in 2011, from Saperavi grapes and sold at a price of US $10, as well as Cuvee Rouge Et Cetera - a red blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Black Rara Saperavi produced in 2012.

During the show, they also talked about the embargo imposed by Moscow on Moldovan wines which caused losses worth millions of euros.

The Russian Federation has banned imports of Moldovan wines in October 2013. The former Chief of Russian Sanitary Service "Rospotrebnadzor" Gennady Onishchenko claimed then that Moldovan wines would be dangerous because of the high content of dibutyl phthalate.

According to the official data, the volume of export of Moldovan alcoholic drinks to the US, in 2013, increased by 15.5% and amounted to $14.29 million.
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