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Putin’s private wine cellars so vast, you need a car. Take a tour

on 05/07/14 at 9:25 am


indexThe Moldovan cellars where Vladmir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them, writes Simon Howland.

CNN’s Pat Kinsella was recently given a tour of Moldova’s state owned Cricova wine cellars and was allowed to handle some of the Russian President’s private stocks.

The Russian leader keeps a private selection at Cricova and even spent his 50th birthday there.

One of the planet’s biggest cellars, the extensive Cricova wine cellars, located beneath the hills just outside Moldova’s capital of Chisinau are a maze of wine filled vaults extending between 60 and 120 km’s into the earth.

Indeed, they are so big they’re best navigated by car.