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Best alcoholic beverage of the Russian Federation in 2018

Crimean wine “Bastardo Massandra” was the best alcoholic beverage of the Russian Federation in 2018. This was announced by the jury of the All-Russian tasting competition “Cup SVVR-2018” in the framework of the VIII All-Russian Summit of Winemakers.

As the KIA notes, the winning wine is the classic drink “Massandra”, it has been produced since 1966. This year, the wine competition was held on the updated system in two stages. The jury consisted of the most authoritative and influential wine experts from the UK, Belgium, Finland, Austria-USA and Hungary.

The best white wine of Russia in 2018 was recognized as “Abrau-Durso” Riesling 2017. The best red is “The estate of Sikora” Family Reserve Cabernet-Sauvignon 2017. The winners in other nominations are also determined.

Earlier it became known that the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Roskachestvo intend to create a “Russian wine guide”. A member of the Union of Sommeliers and Experts of Russia, a leading Russian wine expert and critic, Denis Rudenko, told the NNS on the air why this initiative is important for domestic winemaking.


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