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by Fred McMillin
for December 9, 1997
A Danube Dandy
Prologue: Bulgarian Highlights
The Russe district makes its share of that Merlot, something like 100,000 cases a year. Thanks to the Bargetto Winery, you can sample it for a mere $7. They've imported it under their Coastal Cellars label. If you enjoy red wines in this price range, you certainly want to try this one.
Postscript: Those Stone Age vintners probably made red wine, but it wasn't Merlot. That varietal arrived in Bulgaria only some 30 years ago.
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