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and the best one in the country has to offer but if those weren't good enough reasons on their own to come here there's also a little mystery but i want to get to the bottom of. that there was a man named brown would come to russia's black sea coast to grow grapes and. he might not have been my ancestor the namesake in the region seen in the past excuse for a visit. one bottle of the family wine if there was another one i was going to find it and if i had to have a few of the local vintages along the way that was a sacrifice i was willing to make. this is a venerable institution and russia's wine industry in this heart has been running almost continuously for nearly one hundred and fifty years and. is in
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charge of making sure it's still one of the country's top. nice to me. what can you tell us all about you know well this is one of the first places in the region and in russia was a whole off to the crimea of course when the first videos were set up. the miss halcombe video it's a joint almost mediterranean climate protected by mountains close to the sea and with the flow in from the step to keep the temperature balanced it's been a recipe for great great for over one hundred fifty years and some of the workers have seen quite a few vintages come and go. how long have you worked here what about. the future i've been working here since one thousand nine hundred eighty five when i first came to the vineyard. and i still work here.
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i really like this job so i've never worked in any other place i began after finishing seventh grade i got married here too. this is definitely a job that inspires loyalty. isn't the only person who returns for the harvest year after year but there's always room for new workers. thank you mr with this one ok so you have to pay attention to the following small branches like this one we don't need the small ones just the big ones don't touch the little ones otherwise the one will be poor quality. carefully does it grasp it with your hand and cut it off like that but the great because job doesn't end when his bucket is full. james i'd like to draw your attention to the fact that the great gathering involves not just gathering but you also have to put the grapes into this container very
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carefully and sort through them see there's a leaf there ok they have to be taken out. each of these crates weighs between two hundred fifty and three hundred kilos so getting them to the factory takes some good team work. grapes. time to load up the factory. the way. i. i. know that for you. right.
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now.
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this is a lot more than just rows of dusty bottles it's actually the best stuff in the winery the ground that's been sitting here for at least a year to develop its flavor much of which it gets from these these wonderful huge heavy oak barrels. which give all the different notes and flavors to the wine and parrot me if you press your ear to hear long enough yet to hear the occasional. twig grapes were ripening you kiss was sweet like red wine. no need to
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be. beaten down who last forever. most wine companies in the crescent all reason might be trying to up production but there are some that still think that small is beautiful i'm off to meet the king of russia's so-called garridge wines and i've heard that this is some pretty high level home brew. you know your pattern is the man behind me gloria yeah he used to be an important exporter of wind and he's visited vineyards all over the world but seeing other people cultivate their own brands wasn't enough he wanted his own. two thousand and five we bought a cross of learned and in two thousand and six planted the first great plains which
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brought their first harvest in two thousand and nine. in two thousand and ten we took second place at the new zealand one competition from the industry developed rapidly the wind was in high demand among our guests and we doubled the size of the harvest. fourteen as an area we mostly grow companies. and a little malone a little. bit early company containers other three take another three and be done with. the boats coming and we'll stop processing ok in carriage wine quality is everything and he has to micromanage the process everything is handmade from beginning to end strictly this is a home brew but can anyone actually do it well if you've got the right fruit anything's possible. and these plastic bins. grapes end up.
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this is where the fermentation process takes place as you can see it's all completely low tech but the grapes sit here several weeks and. really come along and give them a good stir four or five times a day. so once the grapes become it's a sign that they're ready to be pressed so. happens we can get the first crest of the wind going in here. probably it's best not to wear white when doing this to be honest. is completely. traditional method. so beautiful to use here.
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is through this hose and into. you. get to in time this. great big steel container and it sits here for about three weeks and it's ready for the next stage of the push. and the right barrel is all important in the wine making process because if you have good quality oak it lets the wine and imparts all sorts of interesting notes so. new batch is going to sit in here. months. and hopefully it will turn out to be rather delicious. fermentation of red wine which we've already processed a mix is about to finish it's been fermenting for a whole two weeks now. and then we're going to fill these barrels with the very
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first batch. to alter the wines been sitting in its barrel for several months comes the great season is it ready to be bottled and this is down to the wine makers personal choice and see. that's pretty good. you know we don't filter our wine bottle it directly from the barrels. or the bottle break no we're not going to put your foot here to keep it in place. yeah that's right james brown been to twenty thirty in it's going to be invaluable in
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a few years that. who knows maybe this been to will be another international award winner tied to his collection. but one thing's for sure there's no brown family both lin his so i was going to have to keep looking. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through to some member town two cities of russia. relayed by
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fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea an outer space. a limp a torch relay. m r t r t dot com. i know c.n.n. the m s n.b.c. and fox news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth than might think. it's because one full attention in the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on here. at our team we have to print press. because the news of the world just. is not this
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funny i'm not like damnit i'm not. ok. you guys talk to the jokes well handled. my first interest here when they came. for my first question. what are you doing the. russian wine has been enjoying
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a resurgence in recent years thanks in no small part to european technology but it's not only machines that are being imported from the continent. born in the heart of france's wine country has a lifetime of experience in the business after projects all round the world he's made his way east to russia although he's found a winery with a familiar name. he's in charge of the ground for stock brown which boasts its grapes of the equal of any in bordeaux and felipe is gearing up for his first harvest. for follies a. little dream because in my. business side i was born in crime. and when i was young people or. every time i. rish. and after
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a long. and united states i disabled i decided work in ratio and. proposition for russia and in one week. job. it's just simple story. but heavy rain and strong winds are causing significant problems. with the harvest already behind show jewel sean philip has to make sure the process runs smoothly the weather hasn't been kind and he needs to check the quality of the grapes that are coming in and exactly how long it's going to take the longer the fruit stays on the vine the riper it becomes which can significantly affect the taste judging the moment of perfect rightness is one of the most crucial decisions
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in wine making. tell us please when are you going to finish if it doesn't start raining. into our. report on and then let's call it a day. like you've never heard of the brown family winery in this region have you know what. i like to stick. a have a good on that. one
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but you. will receive the grades you see it. this is my last why. did you go to it just because he just called you go. to break so. you need to distinguish so. much to. do if i can decide does it seem. to. be just. him who is the. director of. the press. when suppress the food we stop to receive and we take the juice. and we still consider juice kinda junk. but i will say good for the city mentation i. was. happy.
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to chas and friends and we keep the wind. and some form of the star of the film until it's. not real finished but if you fold to this stuff this is my first song so we'll well ok don't you want to just be just a little bit true or a. yes yes. so this is it. this is all to help how much time. eighteen eighteen days and i think finish next week afterwards when she went. the twenty two days.
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this is. the book the. cubicle so for this to. be so. it's a planned. and cross will stop. we are. going to blend blend a typical both a blend of mellow and but we have to buy you to christmas so we meet is value to you because you were what did it feel to you and. bland at the russians. fate like the horizon his suppurating from each other i don't know if i'll ever see they can. have is this last bottle we made it sound. i will keep it until you return. i decided i've been thinking too much in
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my attempts to find my bottles twin so we're going to take a trip back in time this is supposed to be home to one of the largest collections of soviet wine in the reason. maybe i'll have a bit of better luck. it seems that wine was popular if expensive throughout the soviet union by the one nine hundred seventy s. this factory alone was producing more than two million bottles see here. this isn't just the oldest wine cellar in the region it's also one of the largest each one of these tunnels is the length of almost thirty football fields and if you were so inclined you could drink a liter of wine a day for each of these barrels and it would take seven it's finished. that a piece of. this one contains eighty
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two thousand bottles of about two hundred fifty six of the best sorts of wines from all wine making regions of the former soviet union and here we have wines from georgia and russia mainly from dawn and this stuff are called region. but could i find a brown family bottle tucked away in this collection. even in all these thousands i still wasn't having any success. my personal quest wasn't going all that well but i was getting a crash course in the history of wine in this region greek settlers brought the technology to the black sea coast more than two thousand years ago and one of the descendants is still following the tradition to this day. it is
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a little business buzz tell us about your technology please. difficult business. fine. that's how we would crush bunches of grapes until recently it hasn't been long since electric powered wine press disappeared. after the revolution of one nine hundred seventeen people became obsessed with globalization and production growth. and drinking culture fell victim to the changes. controlling the harvest rate is important we do it as well you have to set limits to the output volume if you're expanding it more and more it's easy to lose control then you'll have to use preservation agents and conservatives to put it simply it's murder they kill wine we take
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specially selected grapes no rotten months but we don't throw away grapes of lower quality we use them to make paths of wine and you. well i might not have found the second bottle but there have been plenty of unexpected benefits from my trip to the greek stressed or. excuse me of. one making is a very personal business everyone has different aims different tastes and a different clientele they're trying to reach choosing the correct moments of
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bottles can be the difference between success and failure and that often comes down to one man's opinion getting it right it seems is never a perfect science so we've been asking. do you think the secret is. a perfect one. sorry i'm so that's my secret so goodbye. the more important for make good wine. make good grades for a good while you make sure it's a real good to. see that's the secret after all if you have a real good gripes. in the city you can make so good why but if you don't have disco it's impossible.
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better than you have to care for your video to the video grapes should be wholesome it would really rather but luckily the climate here is favorable you should control the fermentation procedures. clean the cellar and then store and serve bottles properly with that's my secret with your food but is nothing special about it you know it was. you know that i do good the surname brown in this region i'm looking for a second bottle. in use but i can't answer your question well if you search hard enough you never know what you might find. if you let it. it seems who never meet again in this life wine has never tasted the same to me since our bottle still sits in a cellar. perhaps one day it will find its way home.
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one could. you know there's one thing that i still come to understand and i don't want to good mood but i have this one question with doing is so for you that you had everything
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they respect and so that you give them all up in the sunday to go your way but what for. it was a wait and for him he tried to restrain himself but look it will burst out anyway. if it really puts me off that i have such a father. who's one small but very great secret that i have to live with for the. right on the scene. first street. and i think the church.
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