There is no easy way to say it. Wine market in Russia is subject to serious diseases – with subsequent choking and loss of conscience. It’s violent, it’s turbulent. It’s bureaucratic and irrational most times. Ah, yes – it’s corrupt, too. Wine is widely and openly treated as a serious [...]
Seems like wine journalists (and journalists in general) are not really free in their writing any more, especially if there’s any...
An alcohol lobbyist and a member of the State Duma Mr. Victor Zvagelsky (in charge of economic policy, entrepreneurship and innovative...
Most people don’t go to wine bars to be lectured by a sommelier, and even though wine bar culture is new to Moscow, the clientele...
For long time wine snobs considered Luding to be an importer and distributor of cheap supermarket plonk. Maybe the majority of Luding...
Russian consumers have yet to embrace brut sparkling wine despite the efforts of one of the country’s top fizz producers to lure drinkers away from demi-doux. Speaking at the London International Wine Fair at ExCel this week, Pavel Titov, director of historic Russian sparkling wine estate Abrau-Durso, explained: “When I joined [...]Read more ›
Кussian establishment is moving towards the Italian coast. Nikita Mikhalkov, a famous Russian actor, film director and, recently, an important pro-Putin political figure became an owner of 100 ha of vineyards in the most renowned wine part of Italy — Tuscany.Read more ›
Thirty six wine producers from Georgia will enter the Russian wine market – once again. This is the result of a recent inspection of the Russian alcohol regulating body – RosPotrebNadzor – to 41 Georgian wine estates. Among the approved ones – the biggest Georgian players like Tbilvino, Telavi Wine [...]Read more ›
To date, Russia is one of the world’s most promising markets for wine consumption. Even amid the global economic crisis, the Russian market after falling in 2009 by about 10%, since 2010 started to increase again in contrast to the majority of the countries.Read more ›
The nations expected to import and consume the most Scotch whisky over the next four years have been revealed in a study by the International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), writes Luke Holmes.Read more ›
The Cuvee Prestige of Louis Roederer champagne house – Cristal – is officially back on the shelves in Russia – since December 2012. In the beginning of 2012 Louis Roederer lost a case to the major vodka producer in Russia — SoyuzPlodImport (SPI Group), which demanded champagne producers either to [...]Read more ›
Will wine market pioneer Mark Kauffman save CEDC? It’s all secret now. On the February the 18th a well known vodka and wine baron Mark Kauffman, the former owner of a wine importing company Whitehall and the inventor of the famous Kauffman vodka and many other brands, signed a confidentiality agreement [...]Read more ›
Russian division of Moët Hennessy is taking better control of its ultra-premium wine brands such as Numanthia, Terrazas de Los Andes and Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle and the New Zealand’s big name – Cloudy Bay.Read more ›
Vodka production and sales in Russia generate billions of euros in revenues which are not exactly supposed to save the nation from the drinking problem. Healthcare declarations and fight against drinking supposedly conducted by the government are – on closer examination – pure farce to cover the real business.Read more ›
«Russia’s latest salvo in a long battle against alcohol abuse by its citizens is a sweeping ban on all alcohol advertising in media outlets. It’s likely to have an unforeseen victim: the country’s small but booming wine culture. Russian governments have fought the country’s age-old culture of hard drinking for [...]Read more ›
The leading country in this pack is undoubtedly Russia, growing just over 24% to 1,342,393 bottles in 2011. For Pol Roger’s Laurent d’Harcourt, Russia represents the one truly credible BRIC market that is important for Champagne. “Russia was an important market in the past,” he notes, “and they like to [...]Read more ›
MOSCOW, 23/01/2013. Another step in continuing debate over the allowance of wine tastings at pubic fairs was made in Moscow these days. The government Federal Antimonopoly Service confirmed once again that they might treat wine tastings at the major wine/food fair ProdExpo as alcohol advertising. The start of the fair [...]Read more ›