Russia Wine Country
Most of us as soon as they hear the name ‘Russia’ unintentionally think about Vodka. Surprisingly, in the south-western part of this immense country, in between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, you can encounter vineyards and wineries producing original Russian wine. The climate and territory around the entire Russia are unsuitable for vine-growing, except for this portion overlooking Crimea.
The history of wine-producing in Russia started in modern times, around the mid-19th century when Prince Lev Golitsyn opened the first winery to produce Russian champagne and sparkling wines. The production underwent a dramatic stop first when the Russian Revolution occurred in 1917, and then with the reforms of the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Russian wineries started to produce more thanks to the introduction of European techniques.
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