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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
29 Nov 2002

Three years ago Juliana Grigorieva, a diminutive 27-year-old Muscovite, had never tasted wine. Last year she won Russia's second-ever national sommelier competition. The first time it was held, one year after taking her first sip of this cosmopolitan substitute for the vodka bottle, she had come second.

She was raised to become a…