RUSSIA: Moscow mulls Georgian wine truce

By | 24 January 2007

Russian could soon lift its ban on wine and mineral water from Georgia, according to reports in Moscow.

Russia's chief public health officer Gennadiy Onishchenko said the country could soon see the return of wine from the Georgian region of Abkhazia.

"I think that things from the direction of Georgia could soon be opened up, and I mean wine," Onishchenko was quoted as saying in The Moscow Times today (24 January). He reportedly added that he approves the return of Georgia's Borjomi mineral water to Russian shelves.

The reports follow statements from the Russian authorities that a similar ban on wine from Moldova could be lifted next month.

Russia imposed bans on wine from Moldova and Georgia after claiming wine from the former Soviet states contained pesticides.

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I wonder if they are too late! Georgia has sought new markets, and in the UK has begun to sell well. Check out and they are selling lot og Georgian wine in the UK.


dawsonbrett said at 8:37 pm, November 27, 2008

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Despite losing their largest market when Russia imposed an export ban in 2006, Georgian wine producers are confidently pursuing other markets. Indeed, the embargo acted as a catalyst for improvements in quality, though informed observers believe Georgian producers may have to be prepared to drop their prices to make further export gains. Mark Godfrey reports from Tbilisi.

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