What Can the Failed Sale of a Russian Vodka Brand Teach Wine?

Russia used to be almost synonymous with vodka. Today, consumers are happy to pay a higher price for examples of the spirit that come from France or the UK.

Reading time: 2m 15s

Russia Welcomes Parallel Wine Imports

Nearly eight months after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February 2022, despite sanctions and decisions by wine producers to leave the Russian market, sales in Russia are surprisingly vibrant. Sergey Panov reveals how Russian lawmakers, parallel traders, offshore companies and Kazakh consignees have all played their part.

Reading time: 5m 20s

Pro-Ukrainian Wine Project

Eastern Europe's wine producers defend themselves against Russian aggression. 

Reading time: 50s

Vladimir Putin and his Friends – Taking Control of Russian Wine

When he is not focusing his attention on his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian president and his entourage take a particular interest in wine. Last year, laws allowing domestic wine to be described as shampanskoe on official labels while Champagne could only be called ‘sparkling wine’ hit the headlines. But, as Sergey Panov reveals, other moves have been far more significant.

Reading time: 8m 30​s​​​​​

ProWein Special: Central- and Eastern Europe

Wine production, export data, consequences of the Russian war.

Eastern Europe is located in Hall 11 at ProWein.

Reading time: 1m 50s

Ukrainian Cyberwarfare Targets Russian Wine Market

While Russian and Ukrainian troops bombard each other with heavy artillery, Kiev's IT specialists are quietly using their computer skills to undermine Russian daily life.

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The Domino Effect: Will the Russian Wine Market Collapse?

The war with Ukraine unleashed by Vladimir Putin has already caused huge numbers of casualties and led to the displacement of millions of refugees. Sergey Panov reports about the difficult situation in Russia and its effects for the Russian wine market.

Reading time: 4m 40s

Russian Top Sommeliers Sign Anti War Petition

Despite efforts to prohibit journalists from even using the word 'war', many people in the Russian wine industry are demanding peace for Ukraine.

Russia and Ukraine – the Wider Implications

Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine raises unhappy memories in Georgia which suffered a similar fate in 2008 -  as well as current fears there and in Moldova which will also have to provide sanctuary to Ukrainians who flee across its border

Reading time: 1m 40s