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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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Saperavi

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Hello everyone, my name is ApelsecS and I'm alcoholic =D sorry for this ... of forum =)Ok, I'm from Russia but stay half time in California, so I have a good opportunity to try both US and European wines. I'm not a big professional and started this hobby some years ago, so don't believe what i say in my reviews and try everything yourself =)I ... Read More

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  • Gelendzhik 2011

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    dark red color with brown tinge, dark red fruits with hints of plums Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Premier Russkaya Loza Merlot 2008

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    The "Russkaya Loza" (Russian Vine) is a name of the vineyard that is owned by M-Vinicom and located in Anapa, Krasnodar region of Russia.This is very simple table wine and one of the most cheap natural wines in Russia. An ultimate choice for students! This bottle could be found in many shops. It's not so bad as you could think looking at the pri... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Putinka Limited Edition Premium Russian Vodka

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


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  • Mishka Vodka Kosher NV

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    A smooth, clean vodka with very mild alcohol taste. The nose is dry and grainy with scents of chalk, limestone and wheat. The palate is dry with small splashes of heat and has a smooth, elegant mouth feel that is amazingly clean and easy. Read More

    Wine review by Mimi Kim


  • Putinka Limited Edition Premium Russian Vodka

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    No written review

    Wine review by calibay


  • Russian Standard Vodka NV

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    There is a jet name after the Ctahoapt Russian Platinum Vodka, Jet # B-737, and I read that Armani designed the jet to match the design on the bottle. pretty cool. Read More

    Wine review by Kirsy


  • Putinka Limited Edition Premium Russian Vodka

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    No written review

    Wine review by calibay


  • Hammer and Sickle Vodka NV

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    Prior positive reviews confuse me...went to my local Spec's to prep for a martini party and Hammer & Sickle was recommended over Belvedere...we made the 1st round and all 6 commented on how much bite (unsmooth) the martini's had. Got out the Ketel One for the second round. Read More

    Wine review by YoHana


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