Thousand year old traditional wine-making
Thousand-year-old wine making traditions continue to deliver high-quality, once exports were huge during the communist era, Bulgaria was one of the largest producer of wines in the world, today the country may not produce on a massive scale as yesteryear but delivers high-quality and an affordable wine. Local wine producers are constantly improving the quality of the wines with the help of a national program of assistance for the industry spanning 2014 to 2018. Small family wine-yards sales are on the increased by 10 per cent year-on-year the domestic and tourist market. One popular wine story is Melnik vine which produced a strong wine, was one of Winston Churchill’s favorite wines and it said he use to buy two barrels every year even during the Second World War, when German soldiers traveled across Bulgaria.
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Bee keeper turns back the clock and users traditional wicker and mud bee hives like his grandfather of yesteryear along side modern wooden ones and sees an increase in honey production.