History of Soviet Sparkling Wine

1668

The first champagne wine appears in the province of Champagne. Monk Pierre Pérignon lays the foundations of modern sparkling wine.

1799

The first appearance of Russian sparkling wines in Crimea. Production of “Ai-Danil” sparkling wine launched at a plant belonging to Prince Vorontsov.

1890

Production of domestic sparkling wine is established by Prince Golitsyn – the founding father of “Russian Champagne”.

1928

The “Soviet Champagne” trademark created with the support of the Council of National Economy.

1936

Construction of wineries started in the largest cities of the USSR and mass production of “Soviet Champagne” launched.

1969

Registration of “Soviet Sparkling” trademark, under which “Soviet Champagne” is exported to the West.

Soviet Sparkling Wine Facts

2 million bubbles per glass

120 km/hour the speed of a flying cork

°C optimal serving temperature

130 million bottles consumed annually