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One in four Russian men die by 55 due to alcohol

Published:  03 February, 2014

A collaborative study between Russia, Oxford University and the World Health Organisation found that 25% of all Russian men die before the age of 55 primarily due to over consumption of alcohol, particularly vodka.


Russia could be "big prize" for wine sector says tobacco chief

Published:  04 December, 2013

The wine trade should follow the lead of the tobacco industry and target Russia as a key market for the future, according to Ian Johnstone of British American Tobacco.


Château Haut-Gléon to open its gates to tourists

Published:  24 October, 2013

Southern French wine co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu is opening its Château Haut-Gléon vineyards as a wine tourism destination.


Largest Croatian wine tasting in the UK to be held in London

Published:  15 October, 2013

On October 17 at the Westbury Hotel in London 150 Croatian wines will be showcased by 30 wine producers, making it the largest tasting of Croatian wines to be held in the UK.


Q&A: Philip Cox, co-owner, Cramele Recas

Published:  08 October, 2013

The co-owner of the Romaninan winery talks to Carol Emmas about how the UK market has opened up to Eastern European wines


Signature Wines calls on indies to put Macedonia on their radar

Published:  03 October, 2013

Signature Wines is looking to put Macedonian wine on the map through independent wine merchants in the UK as it builds up a portfolio of exclusive wines from the country.


Croatia looks to build presence in UK

Published:  20 August, 2013

Vina Croatia has said it plans to harness its country's entry into the European Union to build a stronger presence in the UK.


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Published:  09 August, 2013

Croatia joining EU is double-edged sword for winemakers

Published:  19 July, 2013

With Croatia becoming the 28th member of European Union at the beginning of the month, new regulations are creating legal issues for winemakers, especially producers of pro?ek wine, reported the Irish Times.


Anastasiia Burakovskikh analyses the key consumer trends in the Russian wine market

Published:  27 May, 2013

The Russian market is often regarded as unsophisticated by the international wine business media. But what if the reality is more interesting and complex than it seems?


Douglas Blyde takes a trip to the wineries of Slovenia

Published:  30 April, 2013

Klemen Mle?nik fleetingly casts eyes to a clearing high in the densely-forested hills. There, a five metre high inscription made of stones proclaims 'TITO' in capitals. "Older people maintain it"...


Very important producer: Leo Gracin, Croatia

Published:  19 April, 2013

The Gracin family winery in Croatia was founded in 2000 by Leo Gracin and his father Ante, and further established as...


The World According To... Caroline Gilby MW

Published:  19 April, 2013

Has eastern Europe's time come round again? If you told me a year ago that a UK wine retailer could list a Romanian wine...


Q&A: Viorel Garaz, director of the Moldova Wine Guild

Published:  19 April, 2013

Katherine Canfield talks to Viorel Garaz about Moldova's ambitions on the global wine market


Romanian wine exports to UK in growth

Published:  05 April, 2013

Romanian Winegrowers has announced it will be returning to the London International Wine Fair this year, on the back of significant growth in exports of Romanian wine to the UK.


Romanian Pinot 'surprisingly good' says Halewood

Published:  01 March, 2013

Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.


Douglas Blyde has a taste of Croatia at the Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen, Brighton

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pacta Connect's Trevor Long and Judith Burns, enthusiastic importers of quality Croatian wines from Umag to Pula, and also Slavonia and Dalmatia, invited Harpers to taste a tailored menu of British food and Croatian wines at the Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen, Brighton.


I Heart launches Valentine's Day limited edition

Published:  21 January, 2013

With Christmas safely out the way, the next seasonal trade push is Valentine's Day and neatly jumping on that...


Jochen Erler on leading wineries in southern Russia

Published:  28 December, 2012

Wine production and consumption in Russia have been through a turbulent history. Whilst it was vigorously...


Geoffrey Dean reports back from the vineyards of Hungary

Published:  01 November, 2012

Despite what Peter Molnar, the general manager of leading Tokaj
winery, Patricius, described as the "one of the driest, if not the
driest, growing seasons for 100 years in Hungary",  the 2012 vintage
there looks like being an outstanding one. Although yields are down by
up to 40% in Tokaj, partly due to lack of rain but mainly thanks to a
vicious hailstorm in late July, consumers can start to get excited
about the potential quality.