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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Russia

Drunk passenger restrained on HK flight

A 30-year-old Russian man was beaten up and bound with Scotch tape after being drunk and unruly on a Siberian Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Vladivostok.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Russian cooper targets Scotch sector

A Russian cooperage has joined forces with a UK firm to target the Scotch whisky industry with its barrels as “a quality alternative to traditional European sources.”

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Winners and losers in precarious global market

Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Stoli belongs to Russian state in Benelux, court rules

SPI Group has lost control of its Stolichnaya brand in the Benelux region after a Dutch court ruled it belonged to the Russian state.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Man builds Champagne bottle house

A Russian man has built a house made from 12,000 Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Profits slide at Gruppo Campari

Wild Turkey showed signs of struggling to capitalise on the current Bourbon boom, as owner Gruppo Campari announced a pre-tax profit fall of -15.7% in its end of year results.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Brigitte Bardot saves alcoholic bears

Two bears who were plied with alcohol and forced to live in squalid conditions have been rescued and put on a rehab programme – thanks to Brigitte Bardot.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

How to drink vodka like a Russian

While many of Russia’s drinking customs are rooted in tradition, others are aimed squarely at withstanding the pace, as this list shows.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Russia faces wine import battle

Russia’s second biggest importer of French wines has announced the imminent bankruptcy of five of its companies, prompted by the collapse of the ruble.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

US ‘most attractive major market’ for wine

With emerging markets such as Russia and China facing disruption, Rabobank has highlighted a shift in exporters’ focus towards the US.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

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