As much as 70% of spirits sold in Russia could be non-alcohol or ‘surrogate’ alcohol, Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry announced at a press conference this week.
Muscat Bailey A, Koshu and Cabernet Gernischt are among some of the Asian grape varieties that will be in the spotlight at the second annual Asian Wine Review (AWR) which will be launched on 8 February.
A Malaysian businessman is making a coffee flavoured red wine and says he wants to make it a national drink for Malaysia.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh from a successful outing in Hong Kong, Vintaly International is continuing its winter programme of wine events with meetings in Russia and Italy.
Two Russian national footballers have been disciplined after they were caught on camera splashing £200,000 on 500 bottles of Armand de Brignac.
Builders excavating a site near Russia’s Kremlin have unearthed beer tavern and vodka bar buried nearly 300 years ago.
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