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    Soviet wine archive - the conclusions

    This, a Throwback Thursday republished article, was first published on 29 October 2009 after my visit to the winelands of southern Russia just north…

    20 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Russia - unfined but strongly filtered

    Written by Moscow-based wine writer Bisso Atanassov. Now that the new year has started, some figures about the 2011 wine market in Russia are…

    1 Feb 2012 Guest contributor
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    Russian wine market 'on brink of collapse'

    Moscow-based wine writer and importer Bisso Atanassov has kept us informed of the absurdities and frustrations of the Russian wine market in the…

    7 Sep 2010 Guest contributor
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    Russia's bulk wine imports plummet

    Written by Moscow-based wine writer Bisso Atanassov.The Russian wine market continues to be an unpredictable concoction of local producers', bottlers'…

    11 Mar 2010 Guest contributor
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    Soviet wine archive - tasting notes

    I described in Soviet wine archive – the video, the extraordinary tasting of 120 'treasures' from the Soviet era that I took part in during my recent…

    29 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Soviet wine archive - video

    My recent Russian trip yielded many strong impressions.  (Click on the Russia tag below for some of them.)  But perhaps the strangest experience was…

    28 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Russian wine gets real

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.I feel rather ashamed of my recent trip to inspect vineyards in Russia.…

    24 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Russian wines - tasting notes

    For the first time on a wine trip I felt rather like an explorer on my recent visit to Russia (see From Russia with love). See Russian wine gets real…

    22 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    New Russian scenes

    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…

    15 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Russian vineyard & cellar

    I'll be writing about my trip to Russia's Black Sea coast in much more detail the week after next, but here's a visual flavour of Fanagoria, a winery…

    7 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    From (almost) Russia with love

    I'm sitting in Vienna airport on my way home from a most surprising trip to the winelands on Russia's Black Sea coast. The most surprising thing of…

    1 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Varietal grape juice contd

    Here's a short video shot in the offices of the general director of interesting 'New Russian' winery Fanagoria (about which more later) on the Black…

    30 Sep 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    What sort of grape juice?

    Here's a little quiz. I'm currently in Russia, learning about the wines produced in the far south of the country on the shores of the Black Sea, just…

    29 Sep 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Russia's loss, Italy's gain

    Bisso Atanassov, himself a Moscow-based wine importer as well as wine writer, so arguably less detached than ideal contributors to this site, sends…

    18 Aug 2009 Guest contributor
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    Russia attempts a wine law

    Bisso Atanassov, longstanding purple pager who was for long based in Moscow but who is now studying for a master's degree in viticulture and oenology…

    24 Nov 2008 Guest contributor