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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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13 September 2013
The committee of champagne wines against Apple

Interprofessional Committee of champagne wines (Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne, CIVC) doesn’t allow Apple to use the word «champagne» for the new color of IPhone.

In contrast to the Bordeaux, the Champagne was not in general use color name. You cannot take it that there is no such color as champagne. The company, which is going to use that word, wants to do this in order to inform their clients about the color of the product, and to take a positive champagne — the director of the Legal Department of appellation the Champagne Charles Gemer said in the L’Union-L’Ardennais newspaper.

CIVC has extensive experience in the legal fight against the misuse of the word «champagne».

In particular, this word has banned to use for manufacturers toothpaste, underwear, shoes, etc. in the past.

One of the most famous litigation of CIVC with the INAO waged against Yves Saint Laurent House, which issued the perfume Champagne in several markets.
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11 September 2013
Wine and depression

The scientists at the University of Navarra have published the results of a seven-year study, which was attended by 5,500 people.

The scientists say that drinking wine in an amount of from two to seven of wine glasses a week reduces the risk of depression by an average of 32%. The relevant study was conducted by scientists from the University of Navarra in Spain. Its results relate mainly to people in middle age and elder.

5500 people who use wine in small and moderate amounts, between the ages of 55 and 80 years participated in the study which lasted for seven years. The scientists monitored their level of alcohol use, a mental health and a lifestyle. Those of study participants who drank alcohol moderately have been exposed to «significantly lower» risk of falling into a depression.

«Alcohol in small amounts can provide protection from depression as well as in the case of diseases of the cardiovascular system. It is believed that the mechanism of depression and related disorders the same «- it is said by Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, the senior author of the study.
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09 September 2013
Tasting of Bisquit Cognac

The presentation of the Сognac house Bisquit (France) and tasting of its products took place at the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House in support of «Alianta Group» (Moscow) and East European Sommeliers and Experts Association.

Tasting of Bisquit Cognac

To the attention of professionals of spirits market and connoisseurs of quality drinks three tasting samples were presented. Each of them has found its fans. But the Cognac Bisquit XO was, no doubt, the crowning glory with a soft, intense flavor with predominant notes of oak, candied fruits, sandalwood, saffron and walnuts, and a rounded full-bodied taste with a long aftertaste.

We thank our partners — «Alianta Group» Company and personally the Bisquit brand-ambassador Evgeniy Yaroslavsky for the fascinating presentation and quality drinks.

09 September 2013
Mozart Wine House gives presents!

From 5 to 30 September, the boutique of wine and delicacies Mozart Wine House, located at Pushkinskaya, 29, announces a win-win action: we give gifts to each buyer at the purchase of 1,000 rubles!

Mozart Wine House gives presents!

The additional discounts, useful wine accessories, a dinner at the restaurant Pinot Noir, a free training at the Academy sommelier Mozart Wine House and other valuable gifts are waiting for you!

Hurry, the quantity of gifts is limited!

You are welcome to visit us every day: from 10.00 till 21.00 to the boutique of wine and delicacies Mozart Wine House at Pushkinskaya str., 29, Phone:+7 (863) 206-11-22

09 September 2013
Welcome to the tasting!

On 20th of September the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House, Perfect Company (Moscow) and East European Sommeliers and Experts Association are inviting you to a tasting of wines from the Rhone Valley (France).

Welcome to the tasting!

You will exploring the stunning wines from the winery Delas Freres, Wines will be personally presented by Herve Robert, export director and co-owner of the winery.

Wines for tasting are followi:ng
— Côte du Rhône AOC Saint-Esprit 2011
— Côte du Rhône AOC Saint-Esprit 2011
— Crozes-Hermitage AOC le Lon 2011
— Saint-Joseph AOC Le Chalet 2010
— Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC from Pierre 2010
— Hermitage AOC Domaine de Tourette 2009

If you are of age, you are welcome to the tasting room of the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House at Pushkinskaya str., 29 on 20th of September at 12.00. To book places, please, call +7(863)206-11-22.

09 September 2013
Wine by a bank card

The deputy Oleg Mikheev proposed to the State Duma a bill to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks for cash.

In his opinion if alcoholic drinks will be bought only by credit cards, it will allow better control of the market and also complicate the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of majority.

The experts believe that these measures will contribute to the development of the informal spirits market.

The head of the branch of the analytical agency TSIFRRA Vadim Drobiz says «The ban of alcohol buying for cash only reduce the availability of legal alcohol to the public».

He also recalls that the residents of the advanced economies use bank cards more often than the Russians, but the level of alcohol consumption increases there too, and both among women and young people. «This is including the aftermath of the global economic crisis, «- he said.

In the opinion of the expert, the sale of alcoholic drinks only by credit card is not practiced in any country of the world.
And in essence the manipulation of payment options alcoholic drinks will not help to solve the existing problems, according to «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».

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09 August 2013
The Gai-Kodzor: a new look at the Kuban wines

On the 13th of August at 16.00 the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House and Gai-Kodzor Vineyards invite you to a tasting of Gai-Kodzor wines.

The Gai-Kodzor:  a new look at the Kuban wines

We are waiting for the wine market professionals and connoisseurs of quality wines who want to discover new horizons of Russian wine.

Here is a list of wines for tasting:
— ROSE de GAI-KODZOR 2012 rose dry (the annual production is 5 400 bottles);
— ROUSSANNE de GAI-KODZOR 2012 white dry (5 800 bottles);
— VIOGNIER de GAI-KODZOR 2011 white dry (15 000 bottles);
— GEWURZTRAMINER de GAI-KODZOR 2012 white medium dry (2900 bottles);
— MUSCAT de GAI-KODZOR 2012 white sweet;
— TERROIR de GAI-KODZOR 2011 red dry (15 000 bottles);
— PINOT NOIR de GAI-KODZOR 2012 red dry (4300 bottles).

On the 13th of August at 16.00 we expect everyone who has reached the age of majority in the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House at Pushkinskaya str., 29. To book places, please, call +7(863) 206-11-22.

29 July 2013
Germany is against

The Representatives of the German wine industry have expressed concern that the decision to lift restrictions on planting new vines in the EU would nullify the efforts aimed to stopping the overproduction of growth and quality.

At the end of June this year, it was announced that the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union will be amended.

Existing restrictions on planting vines will be lifted at the end of 2015. EU countries will be allowed to increase the area of vineyards, maximum of 1% per year until 2030.

Then the system will be reviewed again. «This is the biggest question in the wine world in Germany today — Steffen Schindler said, the marketing director of the German Wine Institute. Now we finally have a situation where there is no over-production, but this decision will put it at risk «We are afraid that production will increase in those areas where the vines just cultivated — he added, suggesting that the top regions will not probably be interested in increasing the acreage. I do not see the future of Germany in mass production. In other countries it turns out better».

Advocates of the new law argue that existing bans are an anachronism that deters the European wine industry in the global market.


25 July 2013
Discussion about development of wine-making

The round table discussion on «The development of viticulture and wine-making: current status and prospects of the industry, and foreign recipes for success» was held at the analytical center of the Government of Russian Federation.

Representatives of the Department of Agricultural and Food Market Regulation, Fisheries, Food Processing Industry of Ministry of Agriculture took part in it.

Actual tendencies and prospects of development of viticulture sector and winemaking in Russia, international experience, as well as prospects for promotion of domestic wine products to the international markets were discussed at the meeting.

At the round table, it was noted that the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has developed a set of measures, which was approved by the Government of the Russian Federation at the present time. Primarily they are aimed to the development of viticulture and wine-making industries of the country.

The State Program for Development of Agriculture and Regulation of agricultural products, raw materials and food for 2013–2020 is used for these purposes.


23 July 2013
The largest Australian harvest for the last 5 years

The wine harvest of 2013 was the largest over the past 5 years in Australia.

According to the Winemakers' Federation of Australia, WFA, it’s 10 percent more than the harvest in 2012. 1.83 tons of grapes were collected this year only.

The final indicators are contradicting to reports that the harvests are kept on the middle and lower-middle-level. In turn, this was due to the hottest and one of the driest summers in the history. «Great vintage is the result of the fact that this year there were no major disasters, neither sickness nor floods that affected the previous vintages. Also, this time there was enough water for irrigation «, — said the WFA. Prices of raw materials have continued to rise after the fall recorded in 2011.By now they had reached AU $ 499 per ton. This is the highest level since 2009.The demand for red grape will continue to grow. The average price rose by 13% to AU $ 619 per ton. The demand for white grape is also grown, but only slightly, by 2% to reach AU $ 388 per ton.


21 July 2013
Wine is defined as an agricultural product

In accordance with the decision taken by the Government of Russian Federation signed on the 13th of July 2013, wine, champagne and sparkling wine are now defined as agricultural products.

Farmers are engaged of their production, primary and further processing. The wine materials and waste of the wine industry are also included in the list of agricultural products.

The document states that to be agricultural products wines must be made by agricultural producers from their own grapes grown and processed in the territory of Russian Federation.

As they consider in Ministry of Agriculture, classification of the wine to the agricultural products will contribute to more efficient development of winemaking industry, as this will allow winemakers to use all preferences for farmers, «Interfax» reports.


11 July 2013
The vertical tasting of Bernard Magrez wines

On the 4th of July the President of the Group of companies «Mozart House» Alexander Vinnik took part in a vertical tasting of wines from the Bernard Magrez.

The vertical tasting of Bernard Magrez wines

The Bernard Magrez is sole owner of the four categories of vineyards in the Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux. The tasting was organized by «Alianta Group», as the official distributor of wines Bernard Magrez. To the participants of this landmark event were offered 4 vintages of white Chateau Pape Clement (2005–2008), 3 kinds of red Chateau Pape Clement (2008–2010), 5 harvests of Chateau la Tour Carnet (2006–2010).

The producers have presented wines personally: the director of the castle Mr. Nicolas Kontero presented Chateau Pape Clement, the director of the castle Ms. Jeanne Lacombe presented Chateau la Tour Carnet.

All the wines showed tremendous complexity, balance and depth, but the most promising, according to experts, was Chateau Pape Clement 2010 (Robert Parker — 100/100).

03 July 2013
Special offer on Italian wines!

From the 1st to 31st July the boutiques of wine and delicacies Mozart Wine House offer special 20% discount on all Italian wines.

Special offer on Italian wines!

You will find a wide assortment of quality Italian wines here: 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 to visit us every day: from 10.00 till 21.00 to the boutique of wine and delicacies Mozart Wine House at Pushkinskaya str., 29, phone: +7 (863) 206-11-22.

From 10.00 till 23.00 at the wine bar & boutique of wine and delicacies at Pushkinskaya str., 112,
phone:+7 (863) 299-92-09,

02 July 2013
New arrivals in the bar Mozart Wine House

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

New arrivals in the bar Mozart Wine House

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

And the best oysters «White pearl» — so-named special oysters kept in special pools till «milk ripeness». These pools are in the sea, fenced to let the animals live the same way as in nature, but the fence protects them from dangers and stresses — wild sea predators, storms and other caprices of the Nature. Oysters have an elegant shelves and have sweet taste nuances and marry very well with Chablis wines.

You are welcome: Pushkinskaya str., 112, tel.+7 (863) 299-92-09.

30 May 2013
Ukrainian wine-makers appeal for solution of the problems of the sector

Ukrainian vine-growers and wine-makers demand the government and the parliament to pay attention to the principal problems of the sector.

Between the most important there are lack of sensible state support, high cost of wholesales of wine (its cost is 500 thousands hryvnia and paid by the producers per year), and absence of free market of land.

They declared this at a press-conference in USIAS. «We address to the parliament with a demand to solve the vital questions. First of all this is the land question. The second one is the mechanism of state support restoration. And the third is the question of 500 thousands hryvnia cost of license, for us to have in the Ukraine not 70 wine-producers, and 70 thousand», — said the head of the department of development of gardening, vine-growing and wine-making of the department of land cultivation of the Ministry of Agricultural policy and Alimentary of the Ukraine Viktor Kostenko.

According to his words these problems don’t let Ukrainian vine-growing and wine-making to show their potential and to supply the country with enough quantity of wine. The data given by Mr. Kostenko, in average there are 4 liters of local wine per one Ukrainian, but the country can produce 10 times more.

The opinion of the wine-maker — the owner of the trade mark «Kolonist» — Ivan Plachkov, the most important question is land question. He offers to refuse the moratorium of privatization of lands under the old gardens and vineyards, as to grow real vineyards with vines older than 25 years is possible at proper lands.

The first deputy general director of the corporation of «Ukrvinprom» Vladimir Kucherenko remarked also that one of significant problems of the sector is high rate of excise. Participants of the press-conference are sure that Ukrainian wine has a quality not worse than European one. The sector is economically perspective but the state support and solution of the above problems Ukrainian vine-growing and wine-making will not develop actively.

For information: State Statistics give data of the volume of wine-materials produced in the Ukraine in 2012 was 23 million deciliters what is to 8,1% less than in 2011. 329,6% thousand tons of grapes of different varieties were processed what less than in 2011 to 6,9%.

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29 May 2013
A star of world foot-ball looking for a vineyard

French wine will be covered with a tax to decrease its consumption. Senators suppose that French people will not buy expensive alcohol, so they will stay sober and healthy.

The Ministry of health protection of the Fifth Republic has been proposing to increase taxes to all things of pleasure or provoking overweight.

«There is no nation sober that the French one», — wrote a half of a century ago the owner of the literary salon of Johann Schopenhauer. German people need beer, tobacco and bowling, and French people to become happy have to make a compliment to a lady to get grateful look as answer. Drink is not a habit in this case. French people even now occupy a place only in the fifth ten in the list of countries consuming strong spirits. As for wine, they drink more than 8 liters per person. This is the second rate after Luxemburg. Even a famous wine-maker and wine-lover Gerard Depardieu confessed to the «First Channel» that it is necessary to decrease the degree.

French people actually become more and more discreet. State propaganda learn to keep calmness and stay neutral in the questions of marriage, gastronomic habits, remarked a correspondent of «Commercant FM» in Paris Polina Myakinchenko. «There is a law, regulating the publicity of harmful products. Such advertising should have information about what in what quantity should be eaten per day, like six fruit or vegetables, or eat more healthy food, or eat less fat, sweet, salty and so on», — she said.

The practice shows that people are not ready to refuse tasty things. They will get favorite food at any rate. For example, an experiment with a tax to fat things was a failure. It was tried in Denmark. But at place of decrease of consumption of butter, cheese, milk and meat, citizens of Denmark started buying these products in neighbor Germany. And the money stayed there. And in year and a half, the State of Denmark decided to cancel this tax.

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27 May 2013
A star of world foot-ball looking for a vineyard

A famous Scottish foot-ball player and coach Alex Ferguson intends, as report British press, to buy a vineyard in France.

Ferguson will choose wine-making as occupation after leaving the post of the chief trainer of the «Manchester United».

Supposedly, the star of foot-ball could spend 2 million pounds or more than 3 million dollars to buy a wine-making household at Southern France. And the deal is planned to be concluded this summer.

Earlier sir Ferguson showed his love to wine. In an interview this year he has compared a Portugal foot-ball player Christian Ronaldo with Petrus 1961.
Allexander HallА, the head of the company Vineyard Intelligence, a consultant of vineyards sales in France stated that a future owner of a wine-making estate should think seriously before making such a choice.

According to the words of the expert in this case it is necessary to choose between relatively small piece of land in a famous appellation or a larger land but at a less outstanding place. Hall remarked that the role of appellation is very important for the price of a vineyard.

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24 May 2013
A collection-maker dream

Among all the collections of the world the most exciting are the ones of «liquid gold» or rare whisky bottles.

There are several brands of very-rare whisky made for some special historical dates or belonging to some outstanding people. Such bottles are sold at the auctions for crazy money. One of such brands is whisky Macallan, famous for products like whisky 1962 dedicated to the latest film about James Bond «Skyfall» or a bottle of Macallan 1926, closed in 1986 году. Recently a bottle of whisky 1951, distilled in 1926 attracted attention of the world as it went to a new owner for 40 460 dollars.

The bottle Macallan 1951 became a star of the auction Bonham’s Whisky, Cognac & Rare Spirits. Special interest to this lot was from buyers of the USA. However some East Asian, Australian, Brittish and even Scandinavian collection-makers took part in the auction.

At this auction another bottle of whisky was sold — Macallan — Lalique for 15 470 dollars. Not only the drink but an unusual decanter of crystal with a cork made such a price.

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23 May 2013
Russians tend to expensive vodka

Russian customers of vodka change their preferences to more expensive varieties of the strong drink. Such result gave a research of analytical agency Nielsen, comparing sales of February-March of 2013 vs 2012.

According to the data of the company sales of vodka of the price level from 190 to 215 rubles decreased to 3,5%. Sales of the category from 215–230 rubles went down to 1,4%. At the same time sales of this drink of 230–300 rubles per a bottle of 0,5 l increased to 2,3%, and the premium segment (more than 300 rubles) grew to 1,1%.

In spite of this change, the leadership is still kept by the 190–215 rubles segment getting 34,1% of the total vodka sector in February-March 2013. In this price category leaders are vodka Medoff (company «AlcoRuss»), «Starya MoSkwa» and «Prazdnichnaya» (from «Kristall»). Top-10 members are also «Gosudarev zakaz» («Synergy»), «Staraya marka» («Rosspirtprom») and oth. Among more expensive (230–300 rubles) the leader is Ukrainian «Khortitsa», «Talka» of Polish CEDC and «Myagkov» («Synergy»).

Curious that at the same time Russians started refusing so-called «tasty» vodka. This segment lost 1,4% in February-March 2013 vs 2012, getting 16,8%. Here in the segment 190–215 rubles the leader is «Berezovie brunki» followed by Medoff and «Straya marka». In a higher segment (230–300 rubles) «tasty» vodka top-10 contents «Tri starika» (of «Sordis»), cranberry, honey, lemon «Myagkov» and pepper-honey and birch Nemiroff.
The head of liqueur-vodka tasting committee of an International Exhibition «ProdExpo» Alexander Zaytsev consider the first rates of the rating of Nielsen well proved.

These changes are seen at a falling market of vodka. The fall started in this January when total vodka production decreased to 30% states Russian statistics, totally per quarter it went down to 25,4% vs the same period of 2012. Despite of this, sales of vodka and liqueurs in the 1st quarter of 2013 decreased to 7,8% only. Actually, now the stocks of vodka brought before New Year excise increase are sold.

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22 May 2013
The Ministry of the Agricultural Products of the Ukraine will support development of wine-making

According to the words of the Head of the Department of Development of gardening and vine-growing of the Ministry of the Agricultural Products Viktor Kostenko, the department will plant 1 thousand hectares of vineyards in 2013.

Mr. Kostenko remarked also that there following problems to solve in the wine-making sector: to cancel year license to wholesales of wine, getting which costs about 500 thousand hryvnia (about 1,9 million rubles); decide the question of the rent of lands for vineyards; develop a complex system of grants for support for plantation of new vineyards and for the wine-making industry in total.

According to the data of the Bureau of grape and wine in 2012 there were 70 licensed companies in the country, but in fact only 50 of them worked.
Representatives of the wine-making organizations ask deputies to support the initiative of the Ministry of the Agricultural Products concerning the cancellation of the license for the wholesales of wine, as this license blocks development of the wine-making sector, reports a Ukrainian edition

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