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Wine Spectator: French Vintners Buy Wineries From Sanctioned Russian Oligarch

On March 9, the European Union imposed sanctions on Russian businessman Dmitry Pumpyansky, 57, his wife, Galina, 56, and their son Alexander, 34, paving the way for the French government to freeze the oligarch’s assets, including the two French wineries he owns, Domaine Prieuré St.-Jean de Bébian in Languedoc and Domaine Ganevat in Jura.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2022

News Briefs for August 21, 2014

•In response to Western economic sanctions, Russia announced in early August that it is banning imports of a long list of food items from the U.S., European Union and Australia. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 21, 2014

Russian Government’s Claim To Stoli In The U.S. Rejected In Federal Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York affirmed the dismissal Monday of a lawsuit brought by the Russian government claiming trademark rights to the Stolichnaya brand in the U.S. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 7, 2013

SPI’s Esposito Says Russian Vodka Boycott “Hurts Those It’s Trying To Protect”

Following the enactment of anti-LGBT decrees in Russia, a host of LGBT activists have called for a boycott of Russian vodka in the U.S. market, and several well-known gay bars in Chicago and other markets have pulled brands like Stolichnaya from their shelves. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2013

Russia To Lower Tariffs On U.S. Wines, Providing Major Export Opportunity

Russia is planning to lower its tariff on U.S. wines from 20% to 12.5% over the next four years, after President Obama’s recent signing of a bill extending permanent normal trade relations with Russia and Moldova. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 19, 2012

Russian Standard Enters International Wine Business With 70% Stake In Italy’s Gancia

Russian Standard, best known as Russia’s leading premium vodka marketer and a top Russian spirits importer and distributor, has entered the global wine business, purchasing a 70% stake in Canelli, Italy-based Gancia for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 15, 2011

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