The historic Crimean wine auction
The wines are ‘pearls that have endured heavy ordeals, including during the war’. |||
Moscow – Legendary Crimean winemaker Massandra, once a supplier to Russia’s Tsar Nicolas II, has provoked the ire of Kiev by putting 13 000 vintage bottles up for auction on December 29.
Massandra described the wines, some dating back to 1935, as ‘pearls that have endured heavy ordeals including during the war’.
One 1944 muscat ‘was produced in Yalta just after its liberation from German troops,’it noted in a statement launching the sale being held at the winery and online.
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Source: Independent Online