In November, I was in Romania to judge at Vinul.ro’s wines of excellence competition. I find events like this fascinating as the wines were bought from retail shelves so you get a much truer picture of what people are really drinking than for events where wineries send in fresh samples directly.
I wrote an article explaining my perspectives – in summary that customers need to be able to enjoy wine whatever they are spending, and that bad wine undermines the whole industry. See here for the version translated into Romanian ( and google translate bar at the top)
or in the original English