In 2010, Russia produced 542 million liters of still wine, 223 million liters of sparkling wines.

This year, Russia is expected to record over the past 15 years, the grape harvest — 350-360 thousand tons. "This is 30,000 tons more than it has collected in the past year," — Said today the president of the Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia Leonid Popovich, opening the first festival of Russian wine in the Black Sea town of Abrau Durso. "Of every second ton of grapes grown in the Krasnodar region," — He said.
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"The record harvest will produce 220 — 225 million liters of champagne in Russia", — said in his turn, the head of Russian champagne house "Abrau-Durso" Boris Titov.

According to Boris Titov, in Russia gradually formed a special wine-growing cluster of economy — "Wine province of North Caucasus": "it in the list of those clusters that are selected by a special commission of government." Each cluster will form the strategy of development — in the near future Union-growers and wine-makers need to find 6 million to develop it.

According to the head of the Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia Leonid Popovich, in 2010, Russia produced 542 million liters of still wine, 223 million liters of sparkling wines.

During the festival, there was a meeting of the Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia — industry professionals discussed the state and prospects of the country’s wine industry. One of the main tasks uchastnki union called the creation of the concept of a special wine-growing cluster of the South of Russia, as well as a discussion of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union of alcoholic beverages, which two days ago was published on the website of the organization.

Details: http://www.ng.ru/regions/2011-10-22/100_vine.html

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