Kremlin’s Wine is Made in Mount Athos

Maria Korologou | 25 May 2013

May 23, 2013

F599216FCECFD83FD05B47A65B85C441The wine served to official guests in Moscow Kremlin, Russia, who are usually leaders of foreign states, is made in the vineyards of Mount Athos. Its name is Kormilitsa and bears the title of Kremlin’s Official Wine. The Russian host does not only serve the wine, but often offers one or more bottles to his important guests as a souvenir.

Kormilitsa wine is produced at the Metochi Chromitsa of the Holy Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mount Athos. Kormilitsa Red, with limited production from the organic vineyards of the metochi, has been certified as the official wine of the Kremlin.

In 1973, Evangelos Tsantalis envisioned the renaissance of the Vineyard in Metochi Chromitsa, which was abandoned, and overcoming difficulties, such as non-existent roads and lack of electricity, he created one of the most exquisite and qualitative vineyards in Europe.

In September 2005, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, visited the Holy Monastery of St Panteleimon and was offered an aged red wine, bottled especially for him. Putin was impressed by the wine, a fact that was extensively covered by the Russian media.

All Kormilitsa bottles bear the Kremlin’s coat-of-arms, as in 2007 Tsantalis was named “Official Supplier of the Kremlin”.  A group of specialists from the Kremlin carried out a thorough study on each stage of cultivation of vines and production of wine for more than three years.

Source: Greek Reporter

Система Orphus Do you see a mistake in the text? Highlight it and click: Ctrl + Enter
Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible - Pravmir.ru, Neinvalid.ru, Matrony.ru and Pravmir.com. Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 dollars a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 dollars a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.

Choose currency:
Other amount
10$
20$
50$