The phrase ‘Russian wine market’ might sound incongruous, but Russians are wine drinkers both historically and by nature. It was for Tsar Alexander II, after all, that Louis Roederer developed Cristal in 1876. This isn’t to say that Russians have
What should sommeliers do in this situation? Is it possible to minimise the losses? Here are the views of six Russian somms on their plans of survival
Will this be the end of one era and the start of another one? It's quite unlikely, although the market will certainly lose a bunch of players.
With Euro and Dollar / Ruble exchange rates skyrocketing yesterday due to Russia's disagreeable behaviour with the OPEC, the question we are left with — has the next crisis just arrived and how this will affect the wine market, wine
As much as I would like wine market in Russia to become a more welcoming place for all international wine players, we are still facing a lot of difficulties. And, yet, when wines from the EU face a possible increased
Looking for wine importer is not an easy task, especially when you’re a stranger in the new market. Two major exhibitions for Italian wines in Russia are Vinitaly and Gambero Rosso (there’s actually Solo Italiano too), but is it worth
Let me be clear — we, Russians, are not great communicators. Is there a wine communications future for wine drinkers of this country?
Hard or easy - depends on how you approach it
Communicating locally and in local language is a must if you want to grow your business
If you think that wine communications in Russia are a hard thing to do, you're probably not right. There are some obstacles, but understanding them means better work in this volatile, but attractive market
Earlier this year I was writing about the perspectives of those willing to find an importer and distributor for their wines in Russia. There's an important update to that information.
An insight into wine consumption trends in Russia in 2018