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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  • 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...

  • Saperavi

  • 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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  • Monk's Order 2011


    ok, i'm not a big lover of sweet wines but i try my best.First of all the bottle is very axpressive, you can see it on picture, but cork had bad shape (check second image). Also this wine has 3 years limit.The wine is not bad in general, a bit much alcohol smell for me but it has very nice sweet "Isabella" hints and deep well balanced taste. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Wine Saperavi of Fanagoria Numeric Reserve 2011


    One of the 21500 numerated bottles, very good price. Perfectly balanced nice ... (Arónia mitschurínii) in Russi Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • El Paso Winery Merlot 2010


    sweet merlot... is that possible ?!when first time i've seen the bottle, i was sure it's Spanish or something... But it's not. Very confusing bottle. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Taman Star 2010


    Nice numerated bottle made of thick glass.Bold, spicy, dark fruits, long tannic aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Arbat's 2012


    Easy to drink difficult to describe.This one produced since 1977 year. A semi-sweet red wine produced with some amount of fresh grape juice, has nice fresh taste.Try pairing it with any kind of appetizers and fast-food, like hamburgers, burrito, Georgian food. Also good for Mulled wine mixes. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello from Russia

  • Gelendzhik 2011


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

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Premier Russkaya Loza Merlot 2008


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

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