The article "Russia says pour me a Georgian white, as wine ban is lifted" is written by Ben Hoyle. Because of copyright restrictions, we re-post only the beginning of the article:
To the great delight of Russia’s long-suffering oenophiles, Georgian wine is rolling back into the country legally for the first time in seven years.
The unique, ancient wines of Russia’s small Caucasian neighbour have long been regarded as the finest in the region.
However, since 2006 there has been an import ban on Georgian and Moldovan wine and mineral water, nominally caused by concern over health and safety standards grounds but widely blamed on politics.The full article is available for subscribers at newspaper's website.