Moldova’s is home to 3.5million people and is located between Asia and Europe. The country is named after the Moldova River and was part of the USSR until 1991 when it became an independent nation. It joined the UN in 1992.
Moldova has a thriving free-market economy and a strong food-process and agricultural industry. Moldova has been making wine for around 5,000 years and is one of the largest exporters worldwide. Situated just outside Chişinău, the Moldovan capital city, the Mileştii Mici winery has one of the largest wine collections in the world. Another winery based at Cricova has links back to the 15th century with a huge complex of labyrinthine roads snaking their way underground.