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.
While many of Russia’s drinking customs are rooted in tradition, others are aimed squarely at withstanding the pace, as this list shows.
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.
With emerging markets such as Russia and China facing disruption, Rabobank has highlighted a shift in exporters’ focus towards the US.
Bizarre claims that Russian president Vladimir Putin had bought vines from Peter Sisseck’s Dominio de Pingus and planted them at his Spanish mansion have been proven false.
Crimean winemakers have designed a commemorative banknote featuring images of its vineyards intended for circulation in Russia.
Russia has banned 200 batches of imported wine found in violation of the country’s “mandatory requirements”.
Pabst Brewing Company, has completed its sale to the newly formed Blue Ribbon for a reported US$700 million.
Three supermarket workers who locked a women suspected of stealing vodka in a freezer could face criminal charges.
Brewing giant AB InBev has seen global beer volumes slide by 2.7% in its third quarter, driven down by declines in Europe, especially Russia.
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