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Monday 27 February 2017 loc: GB


Russia hints at illegal spirits problem

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.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 1 Comment »

Flying Winemaker announces second AWR

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.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 No Comments »

Malaysian entrepreneur makes white coffee wine

A Malaysian businessman is making a coffee flavoured red wine and says he wants to make it a national drink for Malaysia.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

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.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 No Comments »



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 »

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