The History of “Soviet Sparkling Wine”

The History of “Soviet Sparkling Wine”

It is well known that the birthplace of Champagne is France, or, more precisely, the province of Champagne. It is there, that in the middle of the XVII century, the first sparkling wine was produced.

However, the first mentions of sparkling wines in Russia also date back to the middle of the XVII century. The first sparkling wine in Russia was produced in the Don region’s Cossack villages of Tsimlyansk and Kumshtatsk. The weather conditions in these villages were found to be similar to those of the Champagne region. We can find mentions […] Read more