An outline of the special issue of SWN.
The Simple Wine News magazine has published an issue focused on developing Russia’s winemaking industry. The editorial staff interviewed winemakers, growers and other players involved in shaping modern Russian wine. Some popular writers and bloggers also contributed to this issue.
Blogger Denis Rudenko observes historical roots of winemaking of the Northern coast of Black Sea, discussing whether modern wine production could inherit anything from ancient Greeks.
Meanwhile, prototypes of Russian appellations are drawn on the map. Will they be Grand Cru or generic regions – only time will show.
© Alexey Kurbatov
Anatoly Korneev discusses factors that helped dozens of new Russian wine projects to emerge. He believes that another 10 years of constant development along with research of climatic zones and indigenous varieties may lead to really great wines from Russia.
Leonid Popovich, head of Union of Vinegrowers and Winemakers, shares his opinion on how the new laws change landscape of the industry.
Anatoly Korneev © Andrey Kovalev
Insights of leaders of the industry: Alexey Tolstoy, Mikhail Nikolaev, Alexander Sikorsky and Oleg Repin in live interviews from their winemaking sites by Gleb Korolenko.
Columns of opinion leaders, Russian wine and gastronomy, most attractive touristic routes are also in the issue. Translations of the best stories are coming up. Keep tracking our English page!
Cover photo: © Igor Rodin.