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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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21 May 2013
Elysee Palaces wines auction

Drouot, the oldest auction house of France, declared an auction where there will be presented elite wines from the cave of the Elysee Palace.

The auction will take place in Paris on the 30th and 31st of May in the Drouot House. 1200 bottles of elite wines, about 10% of the total collection of the Elysee Palace, will be presented for sales.

Most of wines for the auction will be from Bordeaux and Burgundy regions, some of them are rare and very precious. Some part of wines is dated 1947.
Presented drinks were served to the President table during business dinners and receptions, some of them made part of significant events connected with the history of the Fifth Republic. The starting price of the wines from the collection of the Elysee Palace will be from 20 to 3000 dollars.

Totally the organizers of the auction suppose to get 330 000 dollars. All received money will be spent to works for restoration in the country.

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20 May 2013
12 million dollars for a false wine

Lay people of the Court of Manhattan lay out a verdict to oblige an Internet — magnat Eric Greenberg to pay 12 million dollars to a multimillionaire William Koch as a fine for sale of a false wine.

According to the words of the lawyer of Mr. Koch, John Huston, the multimillionaire spent about 5 million dollars for the lawyers service — the same as Mr. Greenberg did.

Mr. Koch first pretended to 10 million dollars, after the victory he said that the money would be invested into a fund to help those who had suffered from a «wine' or «auction» swindle. He also remarked that «everything stays unsaid» in this sector, so he was intended to clarify what was going on there.
The respondent called the verdict «disappointing». He insisted also that he hadn’t swindled as he had been considering the wine authentic and had offered a compensation to Mr. Koch, but the later had refused.

Source —

17 May 2013
A Spanish day in Mozart Wine  House

On the 23rd of May 2013 at 15.00 a meeting with a Spanish producer Miguel Torres, S.A. will take place at the tasting room of the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House.

A Spanish day in <nobr>Mozart Wine  House</nobr>

The event is organized by Millenium company (Moscow) under support of East European Sommeliers and Experts Association.

Mr. Javier Bartolome Rodriguez, Area Manager and Mireia Prim Fernandez, Brand Ambassador of the wine-making house will present the company and its wines.

Following samples will be tasted:

— Gran Vina Sol Penedes DO, 2011
— Gran Coronas Penedes DO, 2009
— Ibericos Rioja DOC, 2010
— Mas la Plana Penedes DO, 2009
— Natureo Rose, 2012
— Fransola Penedes DO, 2011
— Celeste Ribera del Duero DO, 2010
— брендиTorres 10 years

All of age connoisseurs are welcome to the tasting room of the Academy of Somnelier Mozart Wine House on the 23rd of May at 15.00, Pushkinskaya str., 29. To book places,please, call +7(863) 206-11-22.

17 May 2013
Pétrus changes a distribution schema

Pétrus proposed to Christopher Jackman-Sablon to lead a new company which will become the only distributor of the household. The name of the company is not announced.

The owner of the wine-making enterprise Pétrus Jean-Francois Moueix and sons, his brother Christian Moueix owns the company Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix. Starting from 2009 both companies are managed separately. A new distributor will be independent from Duclot — a negociant company owned by Moueix as well.

Christopher Jackman-Sablon took his post in Pétrus in March, 2012. Before Jackman-Sablon has been working as commercial director of Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix for 5 years.

The last vintage the export process of which will be managed by Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix at exclusive conditions is 2012. The household will continue however the en primeur sales, this process will be guided by a pool of merchants, commented Some private buyers from France, who used to get small parties of wine directly, will keep using this schema.

«Our aim is to find out the places, where Pétrus will be sold the best way, to be sure that the customers could get the wine and to drink it. We don’t want the whole stock to be concentrated in the same hands», — Jackman-Sablon commented for Decanter.

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16 May 2013
Ukraine will get a non-alcohol vodka

One of Ukrainian alcohol companies declared a launch to the market a new original drink — non-alcoholic vodka which will appear in June 2013.

As the management of the company supposes non-alcoholic vodka will attract the customers of non-alcoholic beer. The highest interest to the new product is expected from drivers, who very often have to refuse to join toasting. The alcohol content in this vodka is less than 1,5%, the lowest rate is 0,2%. The strength of a drink will depend on its type as there will be not only classical vodka, but a «home-made» one and the one «pepper extracted».

The designers of non-alcohol vodka state that taste properties of the drinks will be similar to their strong «prototypes». The cost of non-alcohol vodka will be higher than the same of the usual one due to a more complex production technology.

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15 May 2013
Production of whisky is suspended due to a dry

One of the oldest scotch distilleries, Tobermory Distillery, founded in 1798 suspended its work for the second time in its history.

The distillery is situated at the Hebrides Islands, and the second year in a row the reason to stop production was the lack of water as in March the quantity of precipitations was 5 times less than usually, and a dry started perishing fire.

The enterprise of production of whisky uses water of a local lake which is already in spring is under danger of a complete extinction. Besides, according to the policy of the producer any other water can be used for production.

Last year the distillery could increase the production of whisky grace to rains that augmented the level of water till normal. This year meteorologists wait for a longer dry.

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14 May 2013
Russian Alcohol Regulation Department will inspect Internet-shops

The list of forbidden sites can be completed by internet-shops selling counterfeit alcohol. A list of such shops is already prepared by the functionaries of the Russian Alcohol Regulation Department.

Currently they prepare necessary amendments to the actual law to let the Russian Alcohol Regulation Department to close such sites through the help of Russian Commercial Control Department.

Internet is rich of such sites, offering imported premium alcohol in jerry cans for a price several times lower than in a shop. The sites inform the customers that elite alcohol is imported in Russian in tanks and bottled inside the country, what is not true.

Vadim Drobiz, the director of the analytical agency of the sector ZIFFRA sates that internet-shops selling illegal alcohol should be closed and the owners punished according to the law regulations.

«The question of counterfeit of premium alcohol is very serious. The situation is well illustrated by a whiskey example: last year the difference of volumes of sales of this drink and the volume of import was 25–30%. It means that there are about 30% of counterfeit whiskey sold in the Russian market,« — says Mr. Drobiz. He remarked as well that in 2012 the volume of importation of elite alcohol in Russia dropped off from 25–30% till 10–12% due to increase of production of counterfeit drinks.

The ban of distance sales of alcohol exists in the Russian Federation from 2007. During the last 5 years different public organization tried to cancel this interdiction, but the State didn’t agree. The

supporters of the ban insist that the principal argument for its existance is impossibility to define the age of a customer and to control the prohibition of night sales of alcohol.

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13 May 2013
The share of vodka decreased

The share of vodka and liqueurs based of vodka sold in the Russian internal market in the 1st quarter of 2013 (in pure alcohol) for the first time decreased lower than 50% till 48,7% of the total volume of sales of alcohol drinks.

According to the data of the Russian Statistics in January-March total volume of sales of these drinks was 34,8 million dal, what is to 7,8% less than in the 1st quarter of the last year, that was 51,7% of total alcohol consumption

At the same time the share of beer which is normally the basis of Russian customers preferences of alcohol drink hasn’t almost changed in the 1st quarter and it is 29,4% vs 29,5% the same period in 2012.

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08 May 2013
Bordeaux wines became cheaper

Leading wine-makers of the French province Bordeaux at the sales en primeur (analogue of future trading of wine) decreased seriously the prices of wine of the vintage 2012.

As reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Chateau Lafite-Rothschild offers а bottle of wine for 350 Euro — to 17% lower the price of en primeur in 2011 and to 42% vs 2010.

Last week another wine house — Chateau Mouton-Rothschild fixed the price of 240 Euro per bottle, to 33% lower than the same offer in 2011. The prices of wine 2012 of one more famous Bordeaux house — Chateau Lynch-Bages are fixed as 60 Euro per bottle: lower to 13%, write «Vedomosti».

At the sales of en primeur more than 2000 producers from Bordeaux present their products, but this year Chateau Latour refused the participation, the decision was taken by the owner, a French multi-millionaire Francois Pinault, to sell wine without futures directly to the companies accredited by the wine exchange of Bordeaux.

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07 May 2013
Russian vineyards will not stay without care

Government of Great Britain invented an original method of decrease of alcohol consumption in the country.

Ministry of Agriculture in a letter addressed to the management of Federal Enterprise «ROSGLAVVINO» informed about some measures of support of vine-growing sector supposed to be implemented in 2013-2020.

Among them there are subsidies for plantation and care works, insurance of risks of damage of harvest and the vineyards. ROSGLAVVINO from its side develops proposals for the program in terms of human resources.

According to the information from the direction of Federal Enterprise «ROSGLAVVINO» the organization received a letter from the ministry of Agriculture containing the principal clauses of the State program of development of vine-growing in Russia in 2013-2020, not published before. As following;

subsidies for compensation of a part of expenses to pay percents of credits, received in Russian credit organizations and loans from agricultural credit consumer cooperatives taken for plantation and care of vineyards;
subsidies for insurance of risks of lost of harvest of the vineyards, lost of planted vineyards;
subsidies for a part of expenses to plantation and care of vineyards;

support of economically significant programs of the subjects of the Russian Federation including actions of development of vine-growing;

financial support of events of scientific and research and experimental construction works aimed to design of new varieties and new effective technologies of cultivation of vine, clone selections of indigenous varieties and forming a base of data about lands suitable for vine-growing.

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06 May 2013
Wine-maker way

On the 3rd of May 2013 in the tasting room of the Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House under the support of East European Sommeliers and Experts Association a tasting of Miskhako wines took place. The Chief Wine-maker of the household leaded the event.

Wine-maker way

Roman Neborsky presented the winery and its products to the guests among whom there were the Don wine-makers, leading sommeliers of the city and connoisseurs.

The subject of the tasting was exclusives, so Roman showed not only the best dry white and red wines, but also sparkling wines, a sweet ice-wine and some old-house wines and a unique product, a sort of grappa which is produced not for sale.

After a presentation Roman answered the questions of the guests and Mozart Wine House couldn’t miss such a chance:

Mozart Wine House: Roman, in your words there are so much enthusiasm, it’s clear that your work is not just a job for you. What is your way of wine-maker?

Roman Neborsky: I graduated from the Kuban State Agricultural University, wine-making faculty and started to work as wine-maker. In 2005 I became the chief wine-maker of Miskhako. University gives the basis, and then it is communication and experience. I travel a lot, work with many people and try to get more experience to create my own style of wine-making. Before becoming the chief technologist of Miskhako I worked a lot with the person who occupied this post since the USSR. That is why we keep the traditions of the factory, we taste wines which were considered as model and try to get the best to bring it to our production. From the other side, our company for more than 10 year has been following a way of innovations; we replanted vines, improved our assortment and implemented new technologies. We have an Australian consultant but it doesn’t mean that he just come and say what to do. His role is very important in design of our general strategy, first we made normal our current processes, it took much time and forces, and now we started another work — to get a proper style, to find new decisions and to become better.

MWH: Roman, it looks like you keep learning even though you are the chief wine-maker. Are there some people whom you could call Teachers?

RN: Sure, there significant persons. From the very beginning it was Alexander Dmitrievich Karpenko, by the way the signature that you can see at the labels of «Zvezda Tamani» is his. And John, our consultant.

MWH: Well, and now you can feel yourself a Teacher giving a good piece of advice to the students starting their study in our Academy of sommelier on the 13th of May. How they can become professionals in the wine world?

РН: The most important thing is to develop professional erudition. It is necessary to be acquainted of every process in the world, news and changes. They should be interested in getting information and improve their knowledge all the time. Another important thing is personal involvement when your work becomes your hobby, it is vital to surround yourself with things and events which help in your job. Formality is not helping in wine-making. And the third rule of a good wine-0make is to love wine. Not only taste but drink it, make a part of personal culture implement it into your life.

MWH: Thank you for your words, let’s do it! And we wish you good luck in your wine way of the Don region. You are always welcome to our Academy!

06 May 2013
Customers of alcohol will be threatened by calories

Government of Great Britain invented an original method of decrease of alcohol consumption in the country.

It must have a significant effect to women. The idea is to show the calories content at the label of a drink. It is supposed that this information would make the over-drinkers think about the consequences.

There is an agreement to sign contracts with sellers of alimentary products and alcohol drinks which will oblige them to mark this information of the labels.

A public poll showed that 50% of responders are acquainted of the calories content of a cheese-burger, and only a third part knows the calories content of a glass of wine.

For information: a glass of wine of 175 ml has 130 calories, the same as two cookies. A pint of beer (0,568 l) contents 250 cal, like a piece of pizza. A doze of a strong drink of 25 ml has 56 cal, more than in a portion of coffee with cream (47 cal).

Besides, drinkers normally use to eat snacks with high calories content like chips, salted peanut, burritos, so their monthly consumption of calories is in average to 2 000 calories more, that those who doesn’t drink alcohol, that is the equivalent of 38 roast-beefs.

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30 April 2013
In China the share of imported wine grows

French wine producers started to sell premium wines to China at lower prices that provoked decrease of volume of sales of expensive wines in China in 2012.

Recession showed 11%, in average decrease of price of wine of 2013 vintage is about a third.

The wine price level is now the lowest since 2008. For example, the company Château Lafite-Rothschild sells a bottle for 457 dollars, 17% lower than in 2012 and 42% lower than in 2011.

To remind, in August 2012 the Wine-making branch of China Wine Association addressed a demand to the Ministry of Commerce of China regarding start of an anti-dumping inspection of European wines.

China increased significantly import of foreign wines. In 2008 China imported 35944 kiloliters of wine from European Union and in 2011 — four times more — 169114 kl. In average this rate is growing to 67,71% per year. The share if imported European wine at China market grew from 4,94% till 14,32%.

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