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The vineyard of Russian winemaker Pavel Shvets, outside Sevastopol in Crimea. A small fraternity of pioneers hope to establish the area as a centre for boutique vineyards producing fine wines.

Crimean winemakers' dream sours after Russian annexation

Oct 27, 2017 5:50 AM

Sevastopol, Crimea

IN Soviet times, Crimean winemakers did not trouble themselves much with quality. It was all about quantity.

"They had to make a lot of cheap wine to fulfill the demand in a huge country," said Oleg Repin, who owns a vineyard near

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