The VinoGrad Themed Venu

Wine Without Borders. How is Wine Consumption and the Russian Wine Market Changing?

15 Jun , 11:30–12:30
Passage in zone G, VinoGrad

In recent years, the Russian wine market has undergone significant structural transformations, impervious to both COVID-19 quarantines and geopolitical pressures and sanctions. A discerning class of wine enthusiasts has emerged in the country, displaying vibrant interest not only in foreign wines but also in exploring the realm of Russian winemaking.
The discussions surrounding online sales and the prospects of exporting wines have been particularly active. Russian products have secured commendable positions on restaurant wine lists and within the portfolios of retail chains.
What is the current structure of the Russian wine market and how does it shape up? What is the proportion of domestic winemaking within this market? How are Russian wines faring in the retail and restaurant sectors? What are the crucial wine consumption trends that the burgeoning domestic wine industry should not overlook? In which areas can Russian wines find promising avenues for development? The objective of this session is to provide an overview of the domestic wine market.

Alexander Stavtsev, Vice President, Board Member, Russian Association of Retail Market Experts

Andrey Dalnov, Head of the Center for Industry Expertise, Russian Agricultural Bank
Евгений Емельянов,
Anatoly Korneev, Co-founder, Vice President Simple Group
Maxim Protasov, Head, Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo)
Artur Sarkisyan, President, Union of Sommeliers and Experts of Russia
Artem Sokolov, President, The Association of Internet Trade Companies
Stanislav Spektor, Head of Research, Centre for Consumer Market Development, Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University
Ernest Khachaturian, Executive director of LUDING GROUP