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Sanctions May Leave Russia Short of Bubbly for New Year

  • Domestic winemaker sees increased demand for Russian supplies
  • Foreign companies left Russia after its invasion of Ukraine

Russia may see a shortage of bubbly in the holiday season, according to one of its biggest sparking winemakers, after a string of foreign companies left the country over its invasion of Ukraine.

Pavel Titov, president of the Black Sea wine company Abrau-Durso PJSC, said that he was seeing increased demand for Russian supplies and stockpiles were selling out quickly.