Russia Deal Book Kick-Off:
Wine Evening Oct 29th

Join us with the British Business Club for a Wine Evening to celebrate the New Russia Deal Book 2019

Vinoteka Il Vino

Nizhnyaya Krasnoselskaya 35 bldg 50, Moscow

7:30 to 9:30

We will have a selection of some of Russia's Finest Black Sea wines hosted by Charles Borden, author of Russian Wine Country: Sleeping Beauty Awakens, and the Russia Deal Book.

There's Only Room for 30!

There will be a sampling of some of Russia's best wines and an assortment of wine snacks

Ticket: 3000 rubles

Event Sold Out - Contact us about wait list in case of cancellations


Meet Our Speakers

Luke Conner

Luke Conner

President, British Business Club

Bringing People and Cultures Together: Division is not an Answer

Luke Conner, President of the British Business Club in Russia, is an English law qualified solicitor with over 13 years of experience in the Russian legal market. A graduate of the University of Manchester and Nottingham Law School, and trained in the City of London. Luke specialises in corporate finance, M&A and banking transactions in the Russian market and internationally.

Vladimir Pukish

Vladimir Pukish

PR Director, Fanagoria Estate Winery, Krasnodar Region

The Kuban: Region of Growth

Vladimir Pukish is an author, historian and superb raconteur. Fanagoria Winery, one of Russia’s largest modern wineries, was founded in 1957 on the Taman peninsula near the site of the ancient Greek city Phanagoria (sixth century BC). Fanagoria has more than 3,500 hectares of grape vineyards that include indigenous varieties such as Saperavi, Tsimlansky Black and Krasnostop Zolotovsky and European varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Franc, Aligote, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Maria Matiashova

Maria Matiashova


Signs of Success: Presenting some of Russia's Best Wines

Maria Matiashova is a Sommelier in Moscow. She previously was Sommelier at Usadba Myskhako winery in Novorossiysk. She gained laboratory experience at other Krasnodar wineries including Villa Viktoria and Fanagoria Estate Winery, and at the North Caucasus Federal Research Center for Horticulture, Viticulture and Winemaking. Maria has a degree in winemaking from Kuban State Technological Institute and a certificate as sommelier from the St. Petersburg wine school “Pro Sommelier”.

Olga Semencha

Olga Semencha

Tenuta Foresta[Piedmont], Vinoteka Il Vino[Moscow]

Critic's View

Olga Semencha runs Tenuta Foresta, a family-owned winery in the Piedmont region of Italy. She also has two independent wine boutiques in Moscow: Vinoteka Il Vino, at Nizhnyaya Krasnoselskaya 35 bldg 50 and Leningradsky Prospekt 66. Olga holds regular wine education evenings at Il Vino.

Charles W. Borden

Charles W. Borden

Managing Editor, FinancePlus

Why Russia, Why Now

Charles Borden is Managing Editor for FinancePlus, publisher for mid-market mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and private equity investments worldwide. He is also IT Manager for OLMA Fund, a Paris private equity fund with investments in France including Domaine Chanzy, a Burgundy wine producer, and Chateau Signac in Côtes du Rhône. He has written several books including Russian Wine Country: Sleeping Beauty Awakens, and the FinancePlus Russia Deal Book.

Where It's At

Vinoteka Il Vino
Nizhnyaya Krasnoselskaya 35 bldg 50

7:30 to 9:30


Thanks to our sponsors for helping us publish the new Russia Deal Book

  • Participate on Investment Review Commitee
  • Contribute articles on Russian economy and investment
  • Present at events
  • Distribute their own branded version of Deal Book
Submit Dealmaker Profile for the Russia Deal Book
Submit Investment Opportunity for the Russia Deal Book
Become a sponsor