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Bulgarian Wine Exports Increase

Bulgarian wine exporters have reported a rise in sales of 6.25% in the first half of this year according to newly published figures. The current economic crisis does not appear to have any negative bearing on wine drinkers of the world.

Export figures from last year, 2010 showed an increase of 10% of mainly bottled wines sold to countries mainly being Russia, U.K, Czech Republic, Poland ,Germany and Lithuania. The country is now receiving increasing interest from several wine importers from the Middle East.

Second to France, Bulgaria has for some time been the largest exporter of wine in the world. The favourable climate is said to be responsible for this as it allows for a much larger variety of grapes to thrive, including the warm weathered Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Over recent years, Bulgaria has followed in the footsteps of its rivals by offering wine tours of the country. This allows tourists to follow a wine route as set out in a published guide and during the tour travellers can literally get a taste of both Bulgaria and its vast range of high quality wines.