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Thursday 19 January 2017 loc: GB


Georgian wine exports to China spike in 2016

Georgian wine exports to China grew by 98% to 5.3 million bottles in 2016, the highest growth rate recorded by any country importing wine into the country, according to the Georgian Wine Association.

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

December 1916: killing Rasputin

The infamous ‘mad monk’ Grigori Rasputin was murdered 100 years ago this December, slaughtered in a wine cellar when poisoned booze failed to do the job.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Siberian mass alcohol poisoning death toll rises

A total of 52 people have died and a further 29 are in hospital in Siberia after drinking a contaminated batch of bath oil known for its high alcohol content.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Vinitaly continues winter programme

Fresh from a successful outing in Hong Kong, Vintaly International is continuing its winter programme of wine events with meetings in Russia and Italy.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Russian footballers splash £200k on Champagne

Two Russian national footballers have been disciplined after they were caught on camera splashing £200,000 on 500 bottles of Armand de Brignac.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Centuries-old beer tavern unearthed

Builders excavating a site near Russia’s Kremlin have unearthed beer tavern and vodka bar buried nearly 300 years ago.

Friday, July 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Tovaritch! to unveil new 3D marketing visual at Vinexpo

The Russian vodka company, Tovaritch! will reveal its new 3D marketing visual at Vinexpo as part of its planned expansion into new markets this year.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Nazi wine stash discovered in secret cellar

A collection of Nazi-era German wines has been discovered in a secret cellar in Russia after a construction worker fell through the floor of the house he was repairing.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Russian drinks fan gets beer tap in kitchen

A casual joke from a beer fan in Russia ended with a dream come true: a beer tap installed in his kitchen, delivering the amber nectar from the local craft brewery downstairs.

Monday, April 18th, 2016 No Comments »

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