Yes, Virginia, Russian Sparkling Wine

on 24/09/10 at 9:58 am


In May I wrote about an unusual food pairing between Parmesan cheese and a sparkling Russian wine that I tasted at the London International Wine Fair.

The wine in question was from one of Russia’s oldest wineries, Abrau Durso, which was established in 1870.

To taste, it was hugely concentrated with a nose dominated of cherry stones. Abrau Durso were trialing the wine in London to gauge whether there was an appetite for a Russian sparkling wine.

Given the reaction at the Fair, I would suggest there probably is.

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