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14 March 2015
Priorat wine producers bid for World Heritage status

Catalan wine producers in Spain are pushing ahead with a bid to have Priorat recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The campaign, which has been endorsed by the government of Catalonia, aims to protect a landscape that has generated an economy based on wine and olive oil production and wine tourism.

Among the most vertiginous wine regions in Europe, Priorat is home to deep-rooted vines grown on the unusual llicorella slate soil near Tarragona. Producers want the region to be listed as a ‘mountainous, Mediterranean agricultural and cultural landscape’ by UNESCO.

Rachel Ritchie, liaison officer of Priorat wine council’s Espai Priorat event, said World Heritage status would help protect Priorat’s non-terraced hillside vineyards, known as ‘costers’.

'The introduction of terraces in Priorat has not worked as well as ‘costers’, so World Heritage status would protect traditional winemaking techniques,' said Ritchie on the sidelines of the Decanter Mediterranean Fine Wine Encounter in London over the weekend.

Producers claim UNESCO’s global reach would help raise awareness of the values of Priorat’s landscape and cultural heritage.

«We have work the land with the upmost respect for the environment," said campaigner Joan Asens, Oenologist at Orto Vins winery and former winemaker for Decanter Man of the Year Alvaro Palacios.

The campaign for Priorat follows the inclusion of the Alto Douro wine region in Portugal as a World Heritage Site in 2001. More recently, St Emilion in Bordeaux and Barolo vineyards in Piedmont have made the list.

The Priorat area is home to both Priorat and Montsant DO wine regions and an olive oil DO. Campaigners now have to present a final dossier to the Spanish government, which would then take responsibility for pushing Priorat’s case on the international stage.

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12 March 2015
New Zealand wine exports hit record in 2014

New Zealand’s wine exports hit a new high last year, rising 8.2 percent to NZ$1.37bn, according to the country’s wine marketing body.

Vineyards at Greystone Wines, which won the International Trophy for Pinot Noir priced above £15 at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards.

New Zealand Winegrowers said wine became the country’s sixth biggest export commodity last year, albeit still lagging traditional product sectors such as dairy products and meat.

The news comes as New Zealand’s 2015 grape harvest gets under way, with prospects so far looking good in quality terms — although it is set to be ‘significantly smaller’ than the record 2014 crop.

New Zealand Winegrowers' CEO, Philip Gregan, said ‘superb’ summer weather had enhanced the chances of a top quality harvest in 2015.
‘The warm, dry summer of 2015 has been absolutely perfect for growing and ripening grapes,’ he added.

‘As we move into autumn, the prospect is for an outstanding, albeit smaller, vintage in all our grape-growing regions.’

Crop levels are likely to be well down on 2014’s record harvest, when some 445,000 tonnes of grapes were picked, up 29% on the year before.

However, Gregan said sales in the year ahead would be supported by retained stocks from last year’s bumper vintage.

New Zealand’s wine exports have more than doubled in volume terms since 2008, with export value rising by more than 60% over the same timescale.

Australia, the US and the UK dominate export demand for the country’s wines — and for Sauvignon Blanc in particular — but markets such as the Netherlands and Germany have also grown strongly in the past few years.
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10 March 2015
Deutschland Sommelier Association at the Prowein 2015

A new stand, doubled in size with 130 square meters, over 50 winegrowers and a programme with 20 masterclasses for buyers and international journalists and everything «enriched» by seven master-vertical tastings.

This is what the DE.S.A. (Deutschland Sommerlier Association) offers at the ProWein 2015 at the Fair of Düsseldorf (Halle 15, Stand A41).

Fabio Contato’s Lugana, 1996–2012, presented by the winegrower itself, will inaugurate the tasting spectacle. The next one is Gavi dei Gavi ® «Etichetta Nera», La Scolca, 1989 — 2014, presented by Chiara Soldati and Alessandro Scorsone, Master of Sommelier and one of the most important and internationally rewarded Italian sommeliers. Last but not least the Brunello di Montalcino La Togata, from 1997 to 2004. Sofia Pepe and Chiara Lungarotti will be the main actresses of the second part of the master-vertical tastings: a selection of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc «bio» Emidio Pepe and the Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio di Lungarotti, 1997–2008. The sixth tasting will be dedicated to the winners of the 7th edition of the International Challenge Euposia, the biggest blind tasting for sparkling wines of Italy. With Bruno Paillard’s Champagne leading the way. The grand finale will be made by the Chianti Classico Riserva Fietri vertical tasting from 2009 to 2012.

Furthermore, new interpreted classics and emerging italian wine cellars and some rare and extraordinary products like the swedish icewine from the top chef Goran Amnegard, will be introduced. Among the masterclasses’ moderators there are: Dr. Jens Priewe, Frank Smulders MW, Sofia Biancolin, Ralf Kaiser, Boris Maskov and Veronica Crecelius.

The DE.S.A.-stand will be divided into two very different parts: the first one is an open space, where the masterclasses take place and the second one is an «Enoteca», the face-to-face-meeting area. Sommelier Gianni de Bellis, supervisor of this area, will assist all the guests, that want to taste the wines of the 50 exhibited Italian cellars.

A happy hour at the DE.S.A.-stand will conclude every evening in the best way. This will give visitors the opportunity to taste top quality products among the Italian sparkling wines, home-brewed beer, oysters, caviar and different, gastronomic specialities of the «Bel Paese» in a soft and relaxed atmosphere.

More information:

21 November 2014
Mouton unveils Catalan artist label for 2012 vintage

Chateau Mouton Rothschild has revealed its 2012 vintage label created by Miquel Barcelo, the final artist commissioned by the late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild.

The label depicts two rams on their hind legs, matching each other’s strength, against a hazy watercolour background of greens and blues.

Mouton Rothschild has commissioned an artist to design its grand vin label for every vintage since 1945, and the 2012 label was the final creation personally commissioned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who died in August this year.

Inspiration for its Bordeaux 2012 vintage label came from the two rams featured on the chateau’s own emblem, said Barcelo.

Born in Majorca in 1957, Miquel Barcelo has risen to prominence in the past two decades. His work was exhibited at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 1996 and the city’s Louvre museum displayed his watercolours in 2004.

In 2008, he created and painted a dome roof worth an estimated €18m at the United Nations' Palace of Nations in Geneva.

Previous artists commissioned by Mouton Rothschild include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. French artist Guy de Rougemont designed the 2011 vintage label, released last year.


17 November 2014
Restaurant Pinot Noir invites you for French breakfast!

Delicious omelets, delicate cereal, pancakes, crepe-suzette, freshest creamy brioche and, of course, delicious French croissants are baked by our pastry chef every morning!

Restaurant Pinot Noir invites you for French breakfast!

Fresh pastries you can take with you at special price!

Also we offer you new salads by our chef: ranch salad with the tenderest pool and cherry tomatoes, warm salad of Atlantic octopus and spicy salad with shrimps!

Impossible to resist!

We welcome you to visit every day from 9.30 st. Pushkinskaya, 25, tel. +7 (863) 240-81-38.

17 November 2014
New arrivals in Mozart Wine House!

We are happy to inform you that wine bars Mozart Wine House received a new part of delicatessen: fine cheese Brie, aromatic Comte, spicy Murcia al vino, great Italian sausages, jamon of duck breast and much more.

New arrivals in Mozart Wine House!

Fresh, tasty, aromatic is the best pairing to noble drinks!

You will find a wide assortment of quality wines here: great wines of Bourdeaux, bright ones from Spain, aromatic Pinot Grigio, rounded Soave, rich Chianti, grand Barolo, delicious Brunello di Montalcino and many others… We invite you to choose tasty presents for loved ones, friends and colleagues!

You are welcome:
Pushkinskaya str., 112, tel.+7 (863) 299-92-09,
Bolshaya Sadovaya str, 130, tel.+7(863)263-13-90.

15 November 2014
Treasury Wine Estates to close historic Australian winery

Penfolds and Rosemount wines producer Treasury Wine Estates is to close the 130-year-old Ryecroft winery in McLaren Vale in order to cut costs.

Wine has been made at Ryecroft since the 1880s, but current owner Treasury said today (10 November) that it can no longer afford to run the winery. It will not produce wine from the 2015 harvest.

Treasury is seeking to reshape its business following a series of disappointing financial results, which culminated in a net loss of A$100.9m in its last fiscal year.

Ryecroft’s 33 employees were informed of the impending closure this morning, and the firm said it would try to relocate as many as possible within its business. It has nine other wineries and three bottling plants across Australia, according to its 2014 annual report.

‘Rosemount remains a valued brand within Treasury’s wine portfolio and will continue to be made at other South Australian wineries in the company’s network,’ said Taylor. Treasury still owns 900 hectares of vines in the Fleurieu Peninsula that includes McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.


10 November 2014
Champagne growers brick up government building

More than a thousand Champagne grape growers this week joined with farmers for street protests against excessive tax that led to activists bricking up the entrance to a local government headquarters.

Farmers' unions across France had called for a day of protest on Wednsday (5 November) against excessive taxes and regulation in the agriculture sector.

French news agency Agence France Presse estimated that 1,500 grape growers took part in protests centred on Chalons-en-Champagne, with hundreds more farmers joining them — many on tractors.

Around 3,000 farmers and wine growers were expected at the protest, with 500 tractors, local agriculture union FDSEA said just before the march.

It published a schedule for the protest that allocated a three-hour slot between 2pm and 5pm for activists to brick-up the entrance to the prefecture building in Chalons, which houses the area’s government.

Images released by radio station France Bleu, which was at the scene, showed that protesters stuck to the plan. They hauled breeze blocks into town and duly built a makeshift wall in front of the door, even as union leaders prepared to meet the head of the local authority for talks.


30 October 2014
New Masters of Wine hail 'dream come true'

A further six students, including four women, have made it through the notoriously gruelling Master of Wine exams to earn their place in the wine world’s elite club.

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), has announced its newest members as Anne Krebiehl, Nastasha Hughes, Robin Kick, Louise Sydbeck, Rob MacCulloch and Nicholas Paris. There are now 319 MWs globally.

Of those, 96 are women and the IMW highlighted that women have constituted around 50% of new MWs over the past decade.


25 October 2014
The Anti-alcohol laws will be toughen in Russia

It seems hopes of easing the harsh rules of regulation of the alcohol market in our country that suddenly appeared after the spring meeting of the Russian government in Abrau Durso, not destined to come true. So far everything is exactly the opposite.

Two bills relating to tighten the rules of sale alcoholic drinks deputies can see at the beginning of the autumn session.

The first bill includes a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol in all buildings of the government, the same federal and local, the newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda». Thus, from the cafes and buffets located in office buildings and service oriented deputies and officials, will disappear even beer.

According to the second draft is expected to ban the sale of alcohol in cafes, bars and restaurants located in apartment buildings. However, the system of regulation of such a ban is at the discretion of local authorities.

According to experts, this initiative will benefit first of all chain restaurants and cafe large retail chains.


15 July 2014
Experts evaluated white wines «Elbuzd»

The expert committee of the East European Sommeliers and Experts Association held a tasting of white wines of the first harvest of farm «Elbuzd».

There were the wines from Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer on the professional tasting, produced on modern equipment winery «Tsymlyanskie vina».

The experts highly appreciated first vintage of the new farm located on the south of Rostov region. The experts noted tasting sample of Riesling particularly as balanced and harmonious one, with pronounced varietal characteristics.

Products of the winery «Elbuzd» will appear in the general sale next year. Yet now Rostov’s wine connoisseurs can buy a limited batch of wine from varieties of Gewurztraminer and Riesling of harvest 2013 at wine boutiques and bars of Mozart Wine House.

27 May 2014
Russia set to invest $1bln in Crimean wine

The Russian government is considering investing up to RUB30bn (US$1bn) to develop winemaking in the recently annexed Crimean Peninsula over the next several years.

The funding is set to be approved at a forthcoming meeting of the Russian government under the leadership of Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, who has praised the quality of Crimean wine.

According to Medvedev, Crimea’s total vineyard area reaches 31,000 hectares and the region has perfect conditions for the development of winemaking.

At present, due to closure of the Ukrainian market to Crimean wine, the Russian government has ordered leading national retail chains to provide spaces for it on their shelves.


12 May 2014
Stefano Campedelli: «I have a little allergy to wine guides»

Stefano Campedelli, winemaker and the owner of Azienda Agricola Marion, held a presentation their farms and introduced lovers of noble drinks his products in academy of sommeliers Mozart Wine House.

Stefano Campedelli: «I have a little allergy to wine guides»

The small producers are doing higher quality wines than the producers of multimillion parties. Ones are positioning themselves as producers of perfect Amarone often. In fact little family farms are the real defenders of this wine. But ultimately the quality product makes small producers.

MWH: I want to talk with you about the production of wine. A large number of producers come to us at the Academy and many of them use principles of biodynamic in their production. Do you think that biodynamic is a fashion trend or the realities of the modern world? Are you using biodynamic?

SC:Here, in my opinion, the quality of wine must stand at the head. It must take the first priority.

Even a great biodynamic master Josko Gravner believes that important thing is the quality of products. No matter it is biodynamic or not. I use the minimum number of chemistry.

I do not think that production of wine by biodynamic process is so necessary.

We live in a polluted world and we need to understand its realities.

There are two groups of people. The first believe in the biodynamic, the second use it as a marketing ploy. I do not use biodynamic.

MWH: And the last, the traditional question. Please give some advice to students of our academy sommeliers who are just starting out in the world of winemaking

SC: You must to taste, to taste, to taste. I’m not a sommelier. I studied all on my experiences. But I can say that the theoretical knowledge that students receive in the classroom is very important. And in the future you need to taste, to compare wines from different regions, and so on. It’s like a person who is going to run a marathon; he must to train every day to win.

I want to mention your tasting class. I travel a lot and rarely have met so professionally equipped classes. So, your students are very lucky (smiles).

MWH: Stefano, thank you for a fascinating tale and tasting. We are pleased to welcome you in our academy of sommelier Mozart Wine House in the future!

12 May 2014
Gruppo Campari sold the Odessa factory of sparkling wines

The CEO of the Italian producer Gruppo Campari, Bob Kunze-Kontsevich, said recently that the company sold the Odessa factory of sparkling wines.

He noted that the company had decided to stop the production of drinks in this region in the autumn of 2013 and to do only supplies. The deal of selling of the Odessa factory was over in February. However it wasn,t announced who and how much paid for this factory.

Italian company bought the Odessa factory of sparkling wines by the «Overline» group for $ 18 million in 2008.


09 May 2014
The summer season opens!

Wine bars Mozart Wine House and French restaurant Pinot Noir invite you to the opening of the spring-summer season.

The summer season opens!

Now you can enjoy the warm rays of the spring sun, and of course, great food, fine wines and other noble drinks on the terraces of wine bars MozartWine House and restaurant Pinot Noir.

And for those who are afraid of the cool winds and changeable spring weather, we want to reassure — terraces are equipped with comfortable heaters, and to the most thermophilic we can offer cozy blankets.

Wine bar Mozart Wine House: Pushkinskaya Street, 112, tel.: +7 (863) 2999–209

Tapas-bar Mozart Wine House: Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, 130, tel.: +7 (863) 263-13-90

French restaurant Pinot Noir: Pushkinskaya Street, 25, tel.: +7 (863) 240-81-38

07 May 2014
Rudy Kurniawan has served his sentence

A penniless and isolated Rudy Kurniawan has already faced 27 months in custody and should not face further time behind bars, lawyers for the convicted wine fraudster have argued.

pre-sentencing report submitted by Kurniawan’s defence team, Jerry Mooney and Vincent Verdiramo, says that their client is too poor to pay anything but a nominal fine of $12,500.

The US government has already seized millions of dollars of Kurniawan’s assets, it says.

It also argues for a prison sentence of 27 months and points out that Kurniawan has spent 27 months in custody since his arrest, meaning he could be seen to have served the appropriate time in prison already.

Indonesian-born Kurniawan, who last December was found guilty by a jury of making and selling more than $1m of counterfeit fine wines that he had concocted in the kitchen of his Los Angeles home, is due to be sentenced in New York on 29 May.

He could face up to 40 years in prison for his crimes, which also include fraudulently attempting to secure a $3m loan.


05 May 2014
TWE forced to deny Pernod approach

Penfolds producer Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has denied any approach for parts of its business from Pernod Ricard, after speculation of a possible deal saw its share price spike.

Treasury Wine’s share price rose by 15% on the Australian stock exchange after the head of Pernod Ricard’s wine arm, Jean-Christophe Coutures, said Treasury’s US wine assets were attractive.

Pernod Ricard is seeking to build scale in the US and last month agreed to acquire Kenwood Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, California.

Treasury, which has been considered a potential acquisition target since splitting from Foster’s Group in 2011, has faced repeated calls from some analysts to exit the US wine market following several years of weak return on investment there.

Coutures was quoted as saying Pernod would take a look at Treasury’s US assets, if they become available, but the firm is not actively seeking deals.


30 April 2014
The prices of vodka and cognac in Russia have risen

Since March 11, 2014 a bottle of vodka of 0.5 liter capacity can not be cheaper than 199 rubles in shops. A minimally possible retail price on alcoholic drinks was increased to 170 rubles per half liter in accordance with the Order of the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation.

The same order were increased the price of cognac and brandy. Since 11 оf March 2014 a minimum retail price for a bottle of cognac 0.5 liter is 322 rubles (previously it was 280 rubles). A minimum price for a half-liter of brandy is 293 rubles (previously it was 250 rubles).The next raise the minimum price for vodka will be on 1 of August 2014 and will amount to 220 rubles. The PAP explained the need to revise the prices of alcohol products because of increase rate of excise duty on alcohol stronger 9% from 400 rubles to 500 rubles for 1 liter of anhydrous alcohol in 2014.

Change of alcohol prices also caused by a rise in prices for grain and grapes and tariffs for electricity and gas.


24 February 2014
The master class «Dinner with wine»

On the 26th of July East European Sommeliers and Experts Association and Sommelier Academy Mozart Wine House will organize the master class «Dinner with wine». This fascinating master class is for those who are just starting their familiarity with the fascinating world of wine.

The master class «Dinner with wine»

In a simple and accessible form the teacher will tell how to organize the dinner with wine at home, and will demonstrate the basics of serving and wine tasting.

The cost of participation is 2500 rubles.

Booking by phone. +7 (863) 206-11-22.

Seats are limited!

23 February 2014
Wine degustation evenings

The company Mozart Wine House and the restaurant Pinot Noir begin the project «Wine and gastronomic club». It aims to unite people for whom wine is a part of life, a source of cultural and gastronomic pleasure.

Wine degustation evenings

During the meetings of the club, which are held at the restaurant Pinot Noir twice a month, we will learn to learn the wine as it is done by experts, especially open wine and cuisine around the world, learn to recognize the wine flavors and all the subtleties of taste.

On each evening you can taste traditional dishes of a wine region with the wines which perfectly complete the local specialties. You will be able to assess the diversity of one grape variety, quite differently reveals itself in different terroirs. A qualified sommelier will help you make a fascinating journey to different corners of Europe.

The events will be held by Alexey Skidan, a member of the East European Association of Sommeliers and experts, certified sommelier, who has extensive experience in the field of wine and restaurant business, chief sommelier of Mozart Wine House.

Also we offer you a unique opportunity to taste the best wines of the world at reasonable prices. And all this in combination with fine French cuisine in the performance of chef Michel Christmann in the cozy atmosphere of Pinot Noir. Great wines and great cuisine… What may be better?

To receive the program of wine evenings call us: +7 (863) 240-81-38.

05 February 2014
Valentine’s Day

On the 14th of February the restaurant Pinot Noir invites all lovers to celebrate one of the most romantic holidays — Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day

We offer to you a special menu from chef Michel Christmann, a sweet surprise for a loving couple as a gift, romantic atmosphere and beautiful French music! And, of course, great wines and other fine drinks, warm hospitality and European service!

You’re welcome! Reserve your table now: +7 (863) 240-81-38.

13 December 2013
The Ukraine will not refuse from champagne and cognac

The Ukraine got transition 10 years period for renaming alcoholic beverages wich use patented foreign names. The representative of the government of Ukraine on European integration, Valeriy Pyatnitskiy announced this news.

Remind that one of the European’s demand is a veto using the names — «champagne» and «cognac».
However according to Pyatnitskiy, European investment Bank and EBRD are ready to give money for plants which have to change the names of their products. The official noted that a credit agreement will be drown up, dealing with the modernisation of production and transition to new trade names.
But nobody can foreseen the reaction of the customer demand.

12 December 2013
Тhе tasting of Russian wines

On the 11th of December at Sommelier Academy Mozart Wine House with the support of East European Sommeliers and Experts Association was taken place a final meeting of the regional tasting committee devoted to quality of wines produced by wineries of Rostov region.

Тhе tasting of Russian wines

At this event was presented both known and new wine samples of Don manufacturers. The event was organized and conducted by the Department of Consumer Market of Rostov region.
During the professional tasting all the wines was judged on international 100 point scale of East European Sommeliers and Experts Association, that usually applied by the specialists of regional tasting committee.
You can see the results of the professional tasting of products of Dons winemakers on the site

10 December 2013
A successful purchase

Carolyn Frey, the first person of the house Rhone Paul Jabulet and Bordeaux Сhateau la Lagune, will have one more farm in Bordeaux — Сhateau d’Arche.

The Frey got 85 hectares La Lagune in 2000. Till that time it was the only winery in the region, but now have added 9 more hectares of Chateau d’Arche cru bourgeois in O’Medoc, classified in 1932. Chateau was bought from negociant home Maller-Bhesse,it’s a large Bordeaux wine company which has a share including Chateau Palmer, as well as asset from such farms as Chateau Picard in Saint-Estephe, Сhateau la Couronne in Saint-Emilion and some others. Such sorts of grape like Cabernet Sauvignon, Melo, Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot are grown in this vineyard.

As a fact, for a long time Chateau was supervised the same team as Palmera. In turn, it’s well known that the Frey has not only wine house Paul Jaboulet Aine, but also Billecart — Salmon and it constantly develops their expansion.

11 October 2013
Such different glasses

The shape and the size of wine glasses affect the amount of wine that we pour. This was established by researchers from the University of Iowa (Iowa State University, USA). In the study, the researchers asked participants to pour into glasses of different shapes and sizes as much wine as they consider the norm.

As a result, it was found that wide glass is poured onto 12% more wine than in standard glasses. The color of wine is also influenced by the flow rate. The survey found that white wine is poured into a glass a 9% increase over the red wine. A decisive role played by higher contrast of red wine glass with clear glass. The researchers also found that a lot depends on where the glass has been when pouring the wine. In the glass, which is held in the hands, they poured into 12% more wine than a glass that is on the table.

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09 October 2013
Armenia will triple the production of wines

The Government of Armenia approved the program of development of the wine industry in the export-oriented industrial strategy. According to the development program by 2020 the volume of wine production in the country should increase by 3 times, up to 15 — 20 million liters per year. The government has already started to implement the program to provide assistance to wineries.

Assistance has received three of the company. The company «Golden Grape ArmAs» received extensions for 3 years to pay VAT. «Saky & Sons» received a soft loan of $ 90 million drams, «Armenia Wine» received a deferral of payment of VAT in the investment of 1.4 billion drams.

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09 October 2013
The tasting is held at the «Cheers»!

On 30th of September at Sommelier Academy Mozart Wine House under support of the East European Sommeliers and Experts Association and «RUST Inc.," a presentation of the wine house Gancia was held.

The tasting is held at the «Cheers»!

Natalia Kurylo, brand product manager Gancia (Moscow), told the audience about the history of the house and held a tasting of sparkling wines and vermouths Gancia.

The guests appreciate all tasting samples, and each participant coold choose the tasting drink to his own taste: exquisite Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, classic Cuvee Brut Metodo Classico, refined Rose Brut, fragrant Asti, bright and fruity Brachetto, and vermouths Gancia.

09 October 2013
Champagne tasting in Mozart Wine House

On 3rd of October the tasting dedicated to champagne wines Laurent-Perrier took place at the Sommelier Academy Mozart Wine House under support of MBG company and East European Sommeliers and Experts Association. The tasting was held by Arnaud Longuet, an export director of Laurent-Perrier winery.

Champagne tasting in <nobr>Mozart Wine House</nobr>

Participants tasted four samples of Laurent-Perrier champagne wines from Ultra Brut to Brut, Rose and Demi-sec and noted their perfect quality and elegant style.

We thank our partners — MBG company and personally Arnaud Longuet — for a fascinating presentation and quality wines.

09 October 2013
Great wines of Spain

We continue our series of enogastronomic dinners and tasting of the best wines in the world.

Great wines of Spain

On October 12th the dinner, devoted to the great wines of Spain will be held. Alexey Skidan, vice-president of the East European Sommeliers and Experts Association, certified sommelier, who has extensive experience in the wine and restaurant business, will hold this event.

Wines for the dinner:
— Hacienda Monasterio Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero DO 1995 (Robert Parker — 93/100)
— Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero DO 1999 (Robert Parker — 93/100)

Hacienda Monasterio Reserva Especial 1995 is a delightful wine with a bright character, which was made by the talented enologist, a brilliant winemaker Peter Sisseck. Vega Sicilia winery produces truly unique wines that are elegant, powerful and have great aging potential.

At the dinner you can taste these outstanding wines and perfect dishes from the chef Michel Christmann at Pinot Noir restaurant.

To reserve a place, please, call +7 (863) 240-81-38.

07 October 2013
The places of spirits’ sales will shorten

According to plans of the Russian Alcohol Regulation system, by 2016 Russia should reduce by half the number of places where spirits are sold. The officials are betting on «weak» drinks, first of all, the wine. And rather soon Russia must get its strong wine industry.

The bill, already introduced in the State Duma, has to provide impetus to the development of the industry, producing its own wine. It creates conditions for the emergence in Russia of wine with a protected geographical name.

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