Dear friends and wine lovers! ⠀ A few days is left before @wineparisvinexpo opening. Wine Russian House is thrilled to meet you at this international leading wine event. Come to learn more about Russian winemaking and discover our beautiful wines. ⠀ 📍 How to find us: HALL 5-3 | Stand F-180 ⠀ Here’s the official program of discovering our wonderful wines produced in Russia. Plan your visit to get the best wine tasting experience! ⠀ 📅 FEBRUARY 14 ⠀ ⏱️ 12 pm – 2 pm SPARKLING WINE SELECTION: FROM SEMI-DRY TO SEMI-SWEET Kuban-Vino Fleurs du Sud sparkling semi-dry rose 2020 Kuban-Vino Tamanskoe sparkling semi-sweet rose 2020 Kuban-Vino Tamanskoe sparkling semi-sweet white 2020 ⠀ ⏱️ 3 pm – 5 pm SPARKLING WINE SELECTION: FROM SIMPLE TO COMPLEX Kuban-Vino Tamanskoe sparkling brut white 2020 Myskhako sparkling brut white 2020 Kuban-Vino Fleurs du Sud sparkling brut white 2020 Myskhako Flute sparkling brut white “Blanc de Blancs” 2020 Myskhako Cuvee Aged (4 months on the lees) sparkling brut white 2019 ⠀ 📅 FEBRUARY 15 ⠀ ⏱️ 10 am – 12 pm DISCOVER TOP RUSSIAN WINES 2021 FROM THE FORBES LIST Lefkadia Valley Likuria Cabernet Franc dry red 2016 Myskhako Black from Red semi-dry red 2019 Myskhako Black from Black dry red 2019 ⠀ ⠀ ⏱️ 1 pm – 3 pm AUTOCHTHONOUS WINES OF RUSSIA Kuban-Vino Rkatsiteli dry white 2019 Lefkadia Valley Likuria Rkatsiteli dry white 2018 Chateau Le Grand Vostock Aligote dry white 2018 Kuban-Vino Krasnostop Anapsky dry rose 2018 Kuban-Vino Tsimlyanskiy Сherniy dry red 2020 Kuban-Vino Chateau Tamagne Krasnostop-Ancelotta dry red 2019 Chateau Le Grand Vostock Krasnostop Reserva dry red 2020 Lefkadia Valley Likuria Saperavi dry red 2019
What’s the most important thing in any wine? The process of making? The climate? The quality of the barrel? They all matter too but still the basis of every wine is a grape variety. Throughout the hundreds of years, mankind was able to cultivate thousands of different grapes: some of them are known across the globe and used for winemaking in dozens of countries (Merlot, Cabernet Franc), some are rare and grow only on a certain territory (they are called autochthonous varieties). Obviously, every type is unique and influences the taste of wine. When visiting wineries in order to discover new kinds of wine for our shop, we, at Wine Russian House, stick to diversity. That’s why choosing the wines on our website you will find the most common and widespread grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Rkatsiteli (white wine with notes of apricot and buckwheat honey)
- Saperavi (red wine with aromas of banana and black pepper)
- Krasnostop (red wine with notes of cherry and rose hips)
Summer is a lazy period when we want to enjoy life to its fullest! Obviously, that means spending a vacation, wearing bright and light clothing, and cook simple dishes. What can be better than making a picnic in the park with your family or friends? Soft grass, rays of the sun, people you love… and a bottle of good wine! Yes, going for a picnic, it’s important to think about refreshments. Here’s our ideal plan for a perfect get together at the park:
- Take a large blanket and a basket (the details create an atmosphere)
- Prepare snacks and light meals.
- Stock enough water for everyone.
- Take a bottle of wine and glasses.
- Don’t forget about napkins, sunscreen, and corkscrew.
However, pairing them together can be quite tricky. Most people believe that steak goes well with dry red wine, but two questions are arising from this rule:
- Which type of grapes should you choose?
- Which type of steak pairs well with wine?
Sparkling wines are traditionally associated with a festive mood. What can be more joyful than the loud pop of the cork coming out of the bottle, right? However, there’s more to sparkling wine than just bubbles. It’s one of the best drinks for any occasion – party, dinner, aperitif, or picnic. ⠀ Although the most famous and expensive kind – champagne – is produced strictly in one region of France, the geography is effervescent wines is vast – from Napa Valley in California to the coasts of the Russian south. Sparkling wines are produced from the top favorite grape varieties – Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, or Pinot Meunier. ⠀ By the way, can you name the two countries that are the global leaders of sparkling wine consumption? Italy and France, you think? Oh no, that’s not true! Germans drink more sparkling wines than anyone else in the world, and Russia takes second place! While Germany cannot boast to have large territories for cultivating vines, the production of Russian winemaking can be purchased directly from Wine Russian House. We have a premium quality selection of sparkling wines from the best winemakers in the country and every kind has been selected by us personally. ⠀ Getting familiar with this drink, it’s essential to know about classification: ⠀ • Extra brut: very dry • Brut: dry • Demi-sec: pretty sweet ⠀ Brut is the most famous and widespread kind of effervescent wine. Due to its acidity, it’s a perfect choice for many occasions and meals. It pairs well with numerous dishes. For example, Brut goes well with fruits and desserts, fried chicken, or salted dishes. And if you choose Brut white from Myskhako winery made from 100% Chardonnay in our shop, you can enjoy it with hard cheeses as well. The white flowers and ripe apple in the nose will be a perfect addition to any summer evening! ⠀ On the other hand, sparkling wine was invented to make aperitifs bright and remarkable. It pairs well with light salty snacks, popcorn, or nuts. If you want to add a hint of festivity to your get-together with friends or family, brut pink from Myskhako winery, which is available on our website, is a great choice! And of course, don’t forget to serve the drink cold! A bucket with ice and salt will do the job! Have a nice and bubbly tasting! 6dReply
In the battle of wines, there’s no certain winner. The choice of a bottle is a matter of taste, occasion, season, and of course, the dishes served. When it comes to choosing the kind of wine for dinner, it’s important to pair it well with food to make both the drink and the meal acquire brighter taste. ⠀ Read and white wines are quite different if we look at them from several aspects. Each has its characteristics and features that should be considered before placing the bottle on the table and opening it. Let’s discover some of the secrets together! ⠀ RED WINES ⠀ Traditionally, red wines are great for romantic dinners and get-together with the family. However, don’t boldly choose the bottle of red wines, basing on this factor. The primary factor to consider is the food to be served. ⠀ Red wine, like dry red Cabernet Franc from Myskhako winery, which is one of the favorites of the customers of Wine Russian House, go very well with: ⠀ • Meat dishes and juicy steaks • Game, ribs, roasted lamb • Burger (yes, it can be paired with wine) • Eggplant dishes • Hard cheeses ⠀ When opening a bottle of red wine, don’t forget to give it some time to breathe. After spending several years in a bottle under the pressure, the drink should get contact with oxygen. Red wine should not be drunk cold. The optimal serving temperature is between 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit (16-18 degrees Celsius). ⠀ WHITE WINES ⠀ White wines has a lighter, more fruity and fresh taste. It’s a great addition for your summer meal or light dishes. The choice of food to pair with the white wine, like 100% Chardonnay from SORT winery, which you get from our online shop, should be different. Heavy meat dishes won’t go well with honey, peach, and vanilla aromas. ⠀ What to serve with white wine? ⠀ • Fish and seafood • Dishes with creamy sauce • Poultry • Pasta • Salads • Vegetable dishes • Mushrooms Unlike red wine, a bottle of white wine should be served chilled. An ideal solution is to store a bottle in the fridge and take it out 20 minutes before serving. Light-bodied wines like Chardonnay show the best of their taste at the temperature between 46-50 degrees Fahrenheit (8-10 degrees Celsius). And remember one golden rules: you set the rules in your house. So, after a light meal with a bottle of white wine, it’s totally okay to serve a bottle of red to pair hard cheeses. After all, life is all about savoring the moments!