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Saturday 26 July 2014

Russia

Depardieu to launch Russian ‘bio-vodka’

Gérard Depardieu has announced plans to launch a “bio-vodka” and a chain of three restaurants in his adopted Russia.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

100,000 take part in International Sherry Week

The inaugural International Sherry Week, which took place on 2-8 June, has been hailed a success after attracting 100,000 participants via over 2,000 events.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Russia to almost double vineyards by 2020

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his ambition to almost double the size of Russia’s vineyards by 2020, according to a report by The Moscow Times.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Russia gets taste for sparkling wines

Russian tastes for imported and sparkling wines are growing while the popularity of traditional beverages such as vodka and beer are in decline.

Monday, May 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Russia’s illegal vodka market takes hold

Illegal vodka trade accounted for 55% of Russia’s entire vodka market in 2013, while its legal vodka production dropped by 17% in this year’s first quarter.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Putin and Dutch king meet for a beer

The King of the Netherlands and the Russian president met for a beer at the Winter Olympics at a time of tension between the two countries.

Monday, February 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Concha y Toro sign Russian distribution deal

Russian Standard, the largest wine and spirits company in central and eastern Europe, have announced a partnership to distribute Concha y Toro wines in Russia.

Monday, February 10th, 2014 No Comments »

BrewDog launches ‘Anti-Putin’ beer

Madcap Scottish craft brewers, BrewDog, has launched a “protest beer” aimed at Vladimir Putin and Russia’s laws on homosexuality.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Diamond cocktail sells for $50k

The “world’s most expensive cocktail” has been sold at the opening of an ice terrace at a restaurant in Moscow for $50,000.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Russia counts the cost of its vodka habit

Vodka consumption has been closely linked to data showing that 25% of Russian men will die before the age of 55.

Friday, January 31st, 2014 No Comments »

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