Russia needs at least 250 thousand hectares of vineyards to provide the country with natural wine from grapes. Now they are three times less – 80 thousand hectares, which cannot make the country self-sufficient in this regard.
To reach self-sufficiency, Russian winemakers need at least 10-15 years, but winemakers do not set themselves such a task, said Dmitry Kiselev, chairman of the board of the NGO “Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia”.
People should have a choice. The counters should have both excellent domestic wine and the best wines of other countries and continents., – stated expert in an interview with Izvestia.
Russian winemakers, according to Kiselyov, have a different goal: to make the Wine of Russia brand understandable to all wine connoisseurs and so that the winemaking power of Russia appears on the world map along with Italy, France, and the New World.
Today, a law has come into force to limit the use of cheap wine material in Russian wine. Prior to that, a significant part of “Russian champagne” was of foreign origin: it was made from bulk of CHILE, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.
The owners of these businesses had to make a difficult decision, but the largest enterprises in the industry are already using domestic raw materials. The supply of imported bulk for the production of domestic wines has ceased. The demand for grapes from Crimea and Dagestan has grown.
Earlier chernayakobra.ru reported that when choosing champagne, you need to pay close attention to the label on the bottle. Many bottles in domestic stores bear the inscription “carbonated wine drink”. These words on the label should immediately lead to the conclusion that this alcohol is not worth buying.