What is shaping the new patterns of premium wine consumption in Russia
What went wrong with premium wine consumption in Russia
A snapshot of Moscow restaurant scene
If you think crisis is a bad time to enter the Russian market — you have another thought coming.
Only 5 per cent of people are exposed to fine wines in the Russia’s capital, and I mean fine wines, It’s much less in the regions, where people don’t tell their whites from reds. So, say I, why should we even bother the general common sweet Lambrusco drinkers with the 100-points wine ratings? At the…
Welcoming me in a luxury-furnitured room painted with Damien Hirst butterflies all around, the head of Sotheby’s auction house’ wine department Serena Sutcliffe MW is elegantly dressed in black. There is not less of a girl in her than one could expect at her age – just the opposite. Yet, some of her business partners would probably say she is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing.
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.
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 has caught on to the idea that wine bars are places to socialize and learn in an informal atmosphere. Where should guests to the Russian capital go to get a…
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.