Krasnodar, 10 October – Yug Times. Over a thousand wine professionals took part in the 8th All-Russia Summit held last Saturday in Abrau Durso.
The list of the participants included Kuban Governor Veniamin Kondratiev, Business Ombudsman and Chair of the Council of the Russian Union of Viticulturists and Winemakers Boris Titov, State Duma deputies and top managers of many Russian wineries.
The main issues offered for discussion were legislative changes, governmental support, and prospects for foundation of a specialised agency for development of viticulture and winemaking in Russia. “Currently the most important thing is to unite viticulture and winemaking in one regulatory regime,” Mr. Titov noted. “It will enable us to deal with registered vineyards and vintages, to control wine quality and do the licensing. I hope that the regional power will support us on these matters.”
In his turn, Mr. Kondratiev stressed that it is important that the legislative novelties have to do with establishment of the minimum retail price for a bottle of wine, and to determine precise rules of work for the industry.
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