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Tag Archives: Russian language

• Ernest Hemingway Wrote About His Deep Love Of Alcohol

Ernest Hemingway Wrote About His Deep Love Of Alcohol

Ernest Hemingway really loved his liquor. He liked his Martinis dry, his Mojitos sweet, and was rumored to be drinking a quart of whiskey a day later in his life. And now we have even more proof. Shaun Usher  — who publishes the extraordinary site Letters Of Note — tweeted out a picture of Hemingway’s postscript to […]

• Russians may be forced to dine sans wine. Hope not.

Russians may be forced to dine sans wine. Hope not.

Russians may find themselves forced to moderate their wine drinking habits, as the country’s wine market is set to be held up for several months if authorities fail to clarify a new classification system. Wine dealers and manufacturers are anxiously anticipating July 1, when new rules are expected to come into force – but Russia’s […]

• Going to Turkey? Careful. Russian tourists killed by fake booze

Going to Turkey? Careful. Russian tourists killed by fake booze

Turkey’s Agriculture Ministry today announced that methanol-tainted alcoholic beverages linked to the death of three Russian tour guides had been imported from the occupied areas of Cyprus. According to an article on the announcement in Milliyet, a Turkish newspaper, a group of 180 Russian tour guides were taken on a mini-cruise in Bodrum, Turkey soon […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Covell

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Covell

Friday night crazy, staying local, criteria for finding a bar is a parking space. Covell, a hot little wine bar in the ‘hood, qualifies. Whoa, scored parking only 10 blocks away. I need the walk. It’s a beautiful night. Inside, Covell is not what you would call ‘rockin’, but looks more like a muted tableau […]

• Russian Lawmakers May Tighten Beer Regulations

MOSCOW-(Dow Jones)- Russian lawmakers this week said they would look to tighten the way beer is regulated, which could hurt international brewers such as Carlsberg A/s (CARL-A.KO), Heineken N.V. (HEIA.AE) and Anheuser-Busch InBev ( ABI.BT). The bill, which is in the early stages of discussion in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, could limit […]

• Central European Distribution Buys Russian Vodka Maker

Central European Distribution Corp. said Monday it will pay $91.5 million for the remaining share of a Russian vodka maker. The spirits company (NASDAQ:CEDC), which already owned 80 percent of Whitehall Group, acquired the final 20 percent, including global brand rights for Kauffman Vodka. Whitehall is one of Russia’s leading companies dealing with imports and […]

• Heineken slips in Q3 blames bad weather & Russia

Europe’s biggest brewer Heineken has blamed disappointing third quarter sales volumes on bad weather and continued struggles in the Russian market. CFO René Hooft Graafland told investors that consolidated organic volumes declined 2.2 per cent compared to the equivalent quarter last year but would have been “more or less stable” had it not been for […]