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Russian government to introduce minimum price for wine

The Russian government is set to introduce a minimum price for wine in a bid to make grapegrowing more profitable and reduce the volume of counterfeits in the country’s wine market. The legislation, which was recently signed by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, will allow the state to regulate the minimum price of still and sparkling wine sold in Russian retailers. According to Leonid Popovich, head of the Russian Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers, the plans have been welcomed by Russia’s leading wine producers.

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Government crime unit to probe UK wine fraud

The issue of wine fraud is moving up the UK political agenda after it emerged a newly-established unit of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to investigate the issue. The Food Crime Unit (FCU), which officially launches next month, is being established in the wake of last year’s horse meat scandal. The unit’s remit will also include probing the issue of fake wine.

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