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. 
 
But Russian wines had many things against them into the 20th century: Phylloxera, the exodus of French winemakers during Read more »

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  • Saperavi

  • Muscat

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Fanagoria Author's Wine Cabernet-Merlot 2015

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    Kind of Italian style wine. I feel a little saperavi ending, maybe they reuse same barrels, but it's nice in general. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Fanagoria Author's Wine Cabernet-Tsimlyansky Black 2015

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    Velvet-red color. Sweet dried fruit nose. Ripe black fruits at the beginning and fresh wide spice ending, ripe green apple with raspberries in aftertaste. I Recommend it with pasta and hard cheese. I would say, the price is too low for such a complicated wine.discussion on grape:http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/how-to-add-a-new-grape/?utm_campai... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • That storm was a series of denial of service attacks on critical nodes of the ... state actors like China and Russia.  Could even be North Korea.  It's hard to be sure because they like to hide their tracks by hacking several servers in a chain through other countries.  Think how nice it would be if everyone left the Internet alone, sparing it... Read More

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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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