Leading Ukrainian Wine Photographer Killed in Bombing

The conflict in Ukraine tragically affects everyone in that country. Sergey Panov pays tribute to wine photographer, Arsen Fedosenko, who lost his life in the fight to protect Kharkiv against Russian aggression.

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The Kremlin Nationalises Russia’s Biggest Winery

As Russia increases barriers to imported wines, its government has moved to expropriate Ariant Group, the country’s largest domestic wine producer. Sergey Panov reports.

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Italy: Excessive Stock Levels

Italy is entering the new harvest season with substantial stocks of wine, raising concerns as export figures show a declining trend, with Russia being an exception.

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Winners and Losers from Russia’s New Taxes on ‘Unfriendly Countries’

Despite many companies pulling out of Russia since the invasion of Ukraine, wine imports have risen. Increased duty rates on wines from 'unfriendly countries' are, however, now likely to have a radical impact on the range of wines on offer. Sergey Panov reports.

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Glass Manufacturer Resumes Production in Ukraine

After a Russian military attack in 2022 on the glass production facility in Gostomel near Kiev, Vetropack cautiously resumes operations. Safety measures have been implemented to protect the staff and the facility.

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Ukraine’s Wine Industry Ravaged by War: Wineries, Vineyards, and Equipment Destroyed

Russia’s invasion has touched every part of Ukraine’s wine economy. Looted wineries, sommeliers turned soldiers, and destroyed warehouses are only part of it, as Sergey Panov reports.

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What Can the Failed Sale of a Russian Vodka Brand Teach Wine?

Russia used to be almost synonymous with vodka. Today, consumers are happy to pay a higher price for examples of the spirit that come from France or the UK.

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Russia Welcomes Parallel Wine Imports

Nearly eight months after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February 2022, despite sanctions and decisions by wine producers to leave the Russian market, sales in Russia are surprisingly vibrant. Sergey Panov reveals how Russian lawmakers, parallel traders, offshore companies and Kazakh consignees have all played their part.

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Pro-Ukrainian Wine Project

Eastern Europe's wine producers defend themselves against Russian aggression. 

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