Em-Bar-Go Chisinau

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Em-Bar-Go – A place to lift the wine embargo

The name of this bar is a reference to the Russian wine embargo of 2013, when Russia stopped imports of Moldavian wine, which cοmprised 90% of all exports at that time. But this ban led not only to huge money losses in the wine industry, but also forced local winemakers to emphasize on quality instead of quantity so as to conquer European and local markets.

The assortment of this bar is the best showcase of the results: numerous wineries offer top-end, quality wines for an unbeatable price. Every week you can try a new batch of wines by the glass or choose any bottle to open adding just 5% to the shelf price. I recommend trying the wines by Ministerrios winery which have the widest presence here, and to start with their famous blends “Negru Imparat” and “Harap Alb”. A good summer option is the terrace, where cold white wine can be served at its best.

Another good feature is that you can have a really good coffee here if you consider it too early for wine, but believe me – there is no bad time to have a glass of wine in Moldova.

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Details about this spot



Strada Pușkin 47/1, Chisinau

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00


Glass of wine : MDL 40

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)