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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.

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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.

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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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29 April 2013
Advertising of wine will be allowed?

The deputies decided to support wine-making sector by permitting publicity of wine in printed mass media and through the Internet.

Corresponding changes in the law are already approved by the Duma working group of defense of the rights of entrepreneurs. The amendments are supposed to be taken up by the State Duma in May.

One of the initiators of the project, member of the party «Edinya Rossia» Viktor Zvagelskiy, stated that this permission will touch qualified wines only, dangerous products with spirit additives will stay banned. The reason is that wine consumption doesn’t provoke such a mass alcoholism as strong drinks.

According to the opinion of the chief exert of narcology of Russia Evgeniy Brune, all alcoholic drinks without exceptions should be advertised and sold in big specialized shops only. He insists that before appearance of a strict State regulation of wine production, its publicity should be banned.

The ban of advertisement of alcohol products in printed mass media and through Internet became operative on the 1st of January 2013. Publicity of alcohol is also forbidden on TV, radio and movies, in all kinds of public transport, at the street constructions and billboards, as well as at the establishments for children, educational foundations, medical, sportive and cultural institutions.

According to the words of Vadim Drobiz, director of the sector agency ZIFRRA, due to the ban of advertising of wine, its sales decreased in the second half of 2012 to 7%, and in the 1st quarter of 2013 — to 6%. Average consumption level of wine in Russia is 4,5l per person, strong drinks — 16 l, beer — 75 l.

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26 April 2013
A French invention

A French designer Eduard Lamaro created an unusual carafe-glass called Orgiastic Carafe. It contains the same quantity of wine as a bottle, about 0,75 l.

The hybrid is not only unusual but also useful — the glass which is on the top of the carafe can be filled only once and there is no need to poor more. The cost of this unusual carafe is about 18 dollars.

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25 April 2013
5 million bottles of Georgian wines will be supplied to Russia

Georgia supposes to supply to Russia about 5-6 million bottles by the end of 2013. According to the information of the National Agency of Wine of Georgia this will increase the volume of 30 million bottles, due to the Russian market the volume of export will grow to 30%.

Up to the moment Georgia supplies wine to more than 30 countries of the world. The Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan are the biggest customers. In 2012 the country exported more about 24 million bottles of wine — to 19,6% more than a year earlier.

To remind, the Chief of Russian Consumer market Control Gennadiy Onishenko declared that 36 wine factories of Georgia got the right to send their products to register in the Russian list of producers and at the Russian market there will be about 200 sorts of Georgian wines.

Earlier they announced that Georgian mineral water «Borjomi» received a registration certificate of State registration in the Russian Federation and will come to Russia soon.

Several days before the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia David Kirvalidze announced that Russian government agreed importation of fruit and vegetables, there are some technical questions of veterinary and phyto-sanitary control of these products.

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24 April 2013
Crimea needs a 60% re-cultivation of vineyards

According to the words of Deputy Director of the Crimea Institute «Magarach» Vyacheslav Ivanchenko, the analysis of the age of Crimea vineyards showed a sad situation.

He says that young vineyards not older than 5 years make 18%, vineyards older than 25 years make 46%, and 14 thousands of hectares of vineyards are not cultivated and don’t give any harvest at all.

Mr. Ivanchenko remarks that by 2013 the gross harvest in Crimea was 90-110 thousand tones with average harvest capacity 52 centner of hectares.

Vyacheslav Ivashenko considers this quantity as extremely small. The statistics of the Institute show that the harvest of the vineyards should be 270-300 thousand tones of grapes to satisfy the needs of Ukraine and Crimea in wine and table grapes.

Currently the Institute together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Alimentary of Crimea designed a program of development of vine-growing and wine-making in Crimea till 2025. The program includes a step-by-step reconstruction of vineyards according to the demand of raw materials. The program previews re-cultivation of 60% vineyards.

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23 April 2013
Vineyards of Bordeaux are under danger of disappearance

Change of climate make anxious not only meteorologists and ecologists but wine-makers also.

The point is that by 2050 the situation can become critical and make the vegetation of vine impossible. In this case the province of Bordeaux and Vale du Rhone, the biggest wine suppliers of the world will loose this culture.

And if such ideas seemed fantastic some time ago, today they are considered as a real danger of wine-making.
According to these sad forecasts by 2050 the greenhouse effect and atmosphere change will destroy about 68% of vineyards of Europe.

The hardest damage will be in Chile, California, Australia and south part of Europe. So the wine-making regions will move to north in the USA and New Zealand.

To save vineyards experts propose not only to control the balance of flora and fauna but to revise the plans of vineyards.

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23 April 2013
Welcome to a tasting

On the 3rd of May at 12.00 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 will take place.

Welcome to a tasting

Deputy general director, chief technologist Roman Neborsky will present the winery and its products.

Tasting samples will open the world of Miskhako wines of limited edition and the best wines of the latest vintages.

All professionals and connoisseurs are welcome to appreciate the success of Russian wine-makers! To book places, please call +7(63)206-11-22, Academy of Sommelier Mozart Wine House: Pushkinskaya str., 29.

22 April 2013
Remy Cointreau grows

The second French alcohol producer, Remy Cointreau SA, increased the over-year income to 16,3% till 1,193 billion Euro as showed the financial results of 2012/2013. Natural growth of sales is 8,8%.

Volumes of sales of cognac Remy Martin grew to 21,5% till 719,7 million Euro (natural growth — 12,7%). Increase of sales is the biggest in the Asian and American markets.

Volume of sales of the liqueur and strong spirits sector grew to 10,8%, till 239,1 million Euro (natural growth — 3,9%).

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19 April 2013
Counter-label help

Customer’s opinion is that the information about the wines aroma and taste on the counter-label — is the most valuable data.

Customers want to know what to wait from the content of a bottle. And they find this information much more important than the wine and winery history.

Professors of the State Poly-Technique University of California studied the question of what information the customers would prefer to see at the counter-label of a bottle of wine. First the research was made for a winery which was in process of change of package and was looking for what to put of the label of the other side of a bottle. But received results are applicable to almost all wine-makers of the New World.

A method was used when customers «appreciated four concepts of counter-labels in pairing with face-labels in terms of their ability to increase of interest to buy».

There were 14 types of information used with a 5-points scale of evaluation. The customers had to say which 11 factors influenced them while wine choosing and which of them was the most important. Two main factors were price and grape variety. And the grape variety was primordial for a third part of customers in a new wine choice. 25% of customers based their decision on price. Brand name and «I’ve-heard-something-about-it»-effect make the decision of about 2/3 of customers. A half of all recipients pays attention to the face-label, and about a quarter of all demanded read the counter-label. A smaller part of buyers choose the counter-label information as the principal factor.

Between four offered concepts, the information about taste and aroma characteristics of wine won with a great score and left historical or geographical information and awards behind. In fact, most of customers found the organoleptic data at the counter-label the most important information.

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18 April 2013
Bordeaux doesn't follow Latour

Sorting of Château Latour from regular campaign en-primeur last year didn’t became an example for other chateaux of the region.

Paul Pontallier managing director of another premier Grand Cru of Bordeaux Margaux assured that the castle wouldn’t follow the example of Latour as «it would be a pity to loose the en-primeur excitement».

M. Pontallier supposed that the decision of Latour didn’t change too much the life of the household. «Latour always used this policy [to wait for a later release]», — remarked the wine-maker.

Melanie Tesseron, co-owner of Château Pontet Canet called en-primeur a «great system»: «The wine is still not ready, but it is sold in two and half hours». Ms. Tesseron appreciated positively the trading system of Bordeaux: «Every negociant has his own specialization; his work takes a huge amount of time. We would never do it in 2.5 hours ourselves. The system helps us to focus on wine-making, not sales».

Even though the vintages 2009 and 2010 were influenced by inflation, M. Pontallier insisted that en-primeurs permitted customers to «buy wine for a very profitable price».

Besides, the reaction to the release of Latour 1995 from the caves for a higher price showed that the proposal was taken with doubt.

Source —

17 April 2013
Wine will get a new GOST

State Department «State Scientific Research Institute of brewery, non-alcoholic drinks and wine-making» of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Science developed a new state standard.

The standard «Wines of protected geographical appellations and wines of protected appellations of place of origin» will come into force on the 1st of July 2013.

Non-commercial partnership «Wine-making Union» proposed to include a question of the regulation of the giving to wines the statuses of «wines of protected geographical appellations» and «wines of protected appellations of place of origin» into the agenda of an up-coming meeting of the Working Group of wine-making products of the Expert Commission under the Federal Service of regulation of the alcohol market. Another question is the control function of an accredited organization which should be approved by the Government of the Russian Federation according to the clause 5.11 of the above GOST.

The agenda of the meeting of the Working Group of wine-making products of the Expert Commission under the Federal Service of regulation of the alcohol market will also include the questions, taken into consideration by the Federal Service of regulation of the alcohol market after the inspections of quality of wine, as well as multiple appeals of social organizations regarding wine quality control.

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16 April 2013
Global warming effects

Wine-making demands for a special climate that is why wine-making was a prerogative of limited quantity of countries. But under the effects of global warming the situation can change.

Traditional wine-making regions are more and more often exposed by extreme dries, and Northern countries which were considered as not favorable for vine-growing see new perspectives.

Scientists from Tarragon University, Spain, suppose that by 2050 growth of the average level of the over-year temperature will become 1-2 degree of Celsius, so the agriculture of such countries as Sweden, Denmark, Germany will change a lot. Not only grapes but other fruits will become ordinary for the region. Wine-making sector will develop and influence favorably the economy of the countries.

However the is another side of the medal — warming could bring other temperature anomalies damaging northern wine-making.

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15 April 2013
Milk-made vodka

An English farmer Jason Barber started to produce vodka of milk and called it «A black cow».

As a local edition reports, local connoisseurs greatly appreciated the innovation. And it will also well demanded by local restaurants.

47-years old farmer states that the idea to make vodka of milk was inspired to him by a documentary film about the Tiva Republic in Syberia. Development of the technology took 3 years.

As the lovers say, «Black cow» has a creamy taste. «The Arguments and Facts» informs that Daniel Craig, an interpreter of the role of Dames Bond, also appreciated the milk vodka.

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12 April 2013
An average German person drinks a bath of alcohol per month

A citizen of Germany drinks about 9,6 liter of pure alcohol per year in average. These are 325 bottles of beer, 27 bottles of wine, 5 bottles of Champagne and 7 bottles of vodka — a full bath filled with alcohol.

The data are presented in an annual report on the 3rd of April by a German center of prevention and struggle against alcohol and drug dependence (DeutscheHauptstellefürSuchtfragen, DHS).

DHS sounds the alarm as such a consumption of alcohol is dangerous for health. According to the data of the Institute in 2011 74 thousand people died because of over-drinking of alcohol in Germany, and 3,3 million people identified an alcohol dependence, informs KNA.

Alcohol damages not only the heels of German people, but their economics. Damage of work-missing and early pensions due to the diseases provoked by alcohol consumption is 26,7 billions of Euro per year reports the DPA agency.
Currently in the FRG there 1300 active organizations aimed to help people to struggle an alcohol dependence. A half of a million people address to them annually.

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11 April 2013
Wine in safety

There is a range of products for corking up opened wine bottles presented at the market. Are there any of them which are intended to recreate the conditions of an unopened bottle?

Brand Savino was remarked at the market in November, 2012 at a site of croudfinding Kickstarter, reappeared at the Fair Nightclub and Bar 2013 in Las-Vegas. Its solution of one of the oldest problems of keeping an opened bottle of wine doesn’t suppose a cork or its re-placers. Customer neither has to put the bottle to a refrigerator to waist the space nor to poor the precious liquid out into a sink.

A genius innovation of Savino is a «swimming» component which creates a physical barrier between the oxygen and the rest of wine, but still lets to poor wine into glasses. Representatives of the company state that this product helps to keep the rest of wine in a bottle for 7 days.

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10 April 2013
Georgia will export not only wine but beer

According to the words of the Head of Georgian National Agency of wine Levan Davitashvili, Georgian brewers are going to restart export of beer to Russia.

He remarked that another delegation of Russian specialists would visit Georgia to inspect Georgian beer breweries willing to supply beer to the Russian Federation. Davitashvili said that there was some interest to Georgian beer in Russia.

Earlier there was information that «Kindzmarauli Marani», «Wine House Dugladze» and «Tsinandali» would come back to the Russian market. «Business Georgia» mentioning the Head of Russian Consumer market Control Department Gennadiy Onishenko informed that there were 93 enterprises showed their intentions to return to the Russian market.

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09 April 2013
Pope will become a wine-maker

In the country residence of the new Pope Francis this year two wines will be made for the first time — a white one and a red one. May be this is the voice of blood of his parents — wine-makers from Piedmont, a region famous for its vineyards and wine traditions.

A grandfather of the pontific, Francesco Bergolio came from the Asti province where he owned a vineyard and made wine of a Piedmont grape variety Grognolino. The father of Pope-to-come immigrated to Argentina in 1929, the country became the Motherland of Jorge Mario.

Italian wine-makers feel their-selves God blessed and called Pope Francis «Grignolino Patriarch». They rely a lot on resurrection of production of this red Piedmont wine.

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08 April 2013
The Francis Ford Coppola Winery Park

The 5th of April 2013 in a Californian town, Geyzerville, a wine park will be opened with the name of its creator, an American film director and wine-trader — The Francis Ford Coppola Winery Park.

The wine park is dedicated for family walks as well as for individual visits. Visitors can chose the most convenient services packages including, for example pool visits, art-pavilion presentations, bocce-playing at a special court, dinner in an Italian restaurant of a seasonal Pool Cafe at open air.

Guests can also choose wine-tours with tasting of 40 wines. An additional option is a tasting in a dark room, as the organizers find that a dark tasting lets mostly focus of the taste of a drink.

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