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October 26, 2009


Jake Skakun

Thanks Bertrand for an eye into the world of Ukrainian sparkling wine, which I knew nothing about.

Not the most romantic estate is it? Reminiscent of an old bomb shelter.



Even Bakke

Bonjour Bertrand,

First of all, I would like to thank you for an EXCELLENT blog...very enjoyable and informative!

BUT, (and I hate to complain) sparkling wine made in the Ukraine (or anywhere else other than Champagne) is not Champagne!!

Cheers, Even


Very very good blog!

We all know that Champagne can only come from the Champagne..... it was called "Russian Champagne" in Russian, but the bottles clearly stated sparkling wine! Don't get you knickers in a twist Even, no one said it was actual Champagne!

Again, really enjoyed the read. Makes me think, maybe they should create a limited amount of "Crystal" or Dom Pérignon style Champ.... I mean sparkling wine :)





J'aimerais bien obtenir des informations complémentaires sur Artyomovsk Winery. Pouvez-vous me renseigner?

Ci-dessous mes coordonnées.

Bertrand AURIOL


I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Hi Bertrand, I live in Donetsk. This is really nice article. I just wanted to react on some comments here. Artyomovsk sparkling wine sure isn’t Champagne. It has absolutely other taste. Perhaps, it is softer and sweeter. Frankly speaking, I’m not a big expert in champagne. However, last year I was in France and we tasted Champagne there. Well, I heard that it is sour for our people as we used to other “champagne” and now I can say that it is really sour for us :).

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