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Monday 8 February 2016

Russia

Stoli responds to Russian legal threat

SPI Group, producer of Stolichnaya vodka, has accused the Russian government of engaging in a campaign of harassment following a legal ruling that could see the brand taken into state ownership.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Stoli open to Russian government lawsuit

Drinks producer SPI Group is facing a trademark dispute that could see its Stolichnaya vodka brand taken into Russian state control following a US court ruling.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Ukraine orders name change of Soviet ‘Champagne’

The introduction of a decommunisation law in Ukraine has forced a sparkling wine producer known for its “Soviet Champagne” to change its name.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Kremlin aims to take over Asia

The Legend of Kremlin vodka brand is on a “superlative mission” to become the most consumed vodka in Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Macau in 2016.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Winery uncorks 124-year-old wine for Berlusconi

The director of a winery in Ukraine has angered authorities by appearing to open a 124-year-old bottle of wine for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Russia bans three US wines

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has banned three US wines over claims they violate its food safety laws, the latest in a line of products to be banned in the country.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Chase to sell vodka to the Russians

Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery has signed a distribution deal to sell its potato vodka in Russia in the first deal of its kind for an English vodka brand.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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