Russian Wine

 

Wine has been produced in Russia since the time of the ancient Greeks, as it was with most of its Baltic neighbors such as Georgia, Slovenia, and Romania. Most of the northern sections of the country are just too dang cold and bleak to produce wine, but farther south conditions are much more favorable, near the Azov, Black, and Caspian Seas. It wasn’t until the 1800s that Russia began to produce wine commercially. The most famous venture was the sparkling wine out of Crimea by Prince Lev Sergeyevich Golitsyn at Novyi Svet winery, which won the gold medal at the 1889 Paris Expedition. With thesuccess of “The People’s Champagne,” Golitsyn continued to study French viticultural methods to plant vineyards with European varietals along the Black Sea coast. Novyi Svet still exists as one of Russia’s most famous commercial wineries. 
 
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  • Muscat

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  • Saperavi

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • Was in Russia in 1971. When we were fogged in at the St. Petersburg airport (Leningrad then) a friend and I found a wonderful Georgian red wine called Dark Eyes. Have been searching for it ever since and wonder if anyone else has heard of this one.

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  • Hi Dmcker and thank You for your questions!I am really surprised to meet a ... ... wine and fruits exports to Russia is still a problem because of political disputes. Damn those politic Read More

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  • Nice avatar, Twisted. Welcome to Snooth.Tell us about the wines of Moldova: the ... the ... a ban on exports to Russia? A shame if it's still in dire straits since wine's been made there since wine was being made anywhere, probably as long as Georgia and maybe longer than Greece. Read More

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  • Larry, in case you ever come back - were you posting just as a statement or to ... if you're in Nigeria or Russia and whether the wines even exist. But as D suggests, photos would be really helpfu Read More

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  • Interesting article JD but I'm not sure he doesn't jump to conclusions ... their own immediate good. Russia is another place that doesn't really seem to care all that much about soft environmental issues.Solar is an option but the panels don't grow on trees, so they require manufacturing somewhere and the materials require mining and fabricati... Read More

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  •  Obtain  Passport ,birth certs,Driving License,ID Cards, ... France, Germany, Israel, Russia,Mexico, Finland,Netherlands ,South Africa,Spain,United Kingdom.Japan when producing; magnetic encoded strips and/or scan able bar-code. UV-spectrum analysis test standards,magnetic strip.Buy perfect counterfeit money with holograms and all security feat... Read More

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  • I understand the air travel concerns.  I don't like it very much at ... ... they were healthy.  Russia has always been an interest too, but our careers got in the way of that.  Now we can see a part of Russia that looks beautifu Read More

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  • Hi, this questionnaire about Russian Wine Consuming Habits is inserted in an International Marketing Master at ISCTE-IUL. This is an auxiliary tool to study the behavior of Russian people about the wine in order to help the development of an internationalization plan for a Portuguese wine company to Russia. I appreciate your response. Thank you.... Read More

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  • Emark - there was no such thing as a tasting room before Mondavi. His family ... ... the US was kind of like Russia today - the hardest drinking country in the world. The reason you had guys like Wild Bill Hickock and Wyatt Earp was in large part because you needed killers to keep the drunks in line.That's why the temperance movement came abo... Read More

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  • I need help in identifying two bottles of white wine purchased in the Georgian republic about 30 years ago. They have been stored in a closet & are unopened. The labels are in Russian & Google was stumped. Can anyone help me with this problem?

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  • What, a photo of you and me and a couple mystery guests drinking in a dive ... ... ... search result was from Russia. Lots of pages of the bottle from Russia.. Read More

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  • Russia has some great wines, my favorite is Chateau Grand Vostock ( http://www.grandvostok.ru/ ) on the Krasnodarsky region, near the black sea. All the wines I tasted I had to buy them from Russia. Does anybody know if Russian wines are sold in United States?

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  • Real good russian wine: Fanagoria Merlot CRU LERMONT

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  • does anybody know where I can buy russian wines in USA? (not Georgianwines)

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