Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos

This morning, I woke up to see a very interesting Tweet come across my feed: 何でキリル文字???ソヴィエト時代に戻ったみたい!裏見たらTiraspolПриднестровьеPridnestrovieつまり沿ドニエストル共和国と日本語で紹介されてる、ロシアしか認めてない未承認国家の名前が!(≧∇≦) — 小林貴虎:三重県議会議員(自民党三重県連青年局長) (@eternalhigh) July 9, 2018 As you can see, it’s from someone in Japan, in this case, a man named Takatra Kobayashi who is a city councilor in a city named Tsu in Mie Prefecture. Somehow, he found a bottle of wine from Moldova and decided to … Continue reading Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos

Wine Days in Moldova

Wine Daze

Recently, a person whom I’ve known for many years asked me about why I haven’t included more entries in the “My Personal Life” category. What can I say? Sometimes, I honestly forget that anything I do might be of interest to anyone else. But since you asked, you shall receive! The Republic of Moldova is officially The Poorest Country in Europe™, but there is one … Continue reading Wine Daze

Moldova’s Underground 10K Race

Ask a random person around the world to sum up Romania in one word and you’ll hear something about vampires or Dracula. But ask the same about Moldova and you’ll hear about wine, and for good reason – Moldova is a huge exporter of wine and people here are quite proud about that. To truly understand the scale, every year the country’s largest winery, Cricova, … Continue reading Moldova’s Underground 10K Race