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New Russian scenes
15 Oct 2009 by Jancis Robinson
Here's a very brief foretaste of my tales of a recent trip to Russia, described more fully in Russian wine gets real . It's just a spin around one of the main squares in Krasnodar, the administrative centre of the Kuban region I visited. Kuban may not yet be a recognised wine appellation but I was told that it is the regional name most likely to be used for the wines made here, east of the Crimea, across the Black Sea.  If looking for familiar geographical landmarks, you may have heard of the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which is 100 miles south east of Krasnodar and where the Winter Olympics will be held in 2014. I spent a...

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