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this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think of the way they live no nothing at all all we saw were some flags and some pandas that rather unique stadium which was mostly the work of a swiss company yeah i hate to say it i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out over the years although i have to admit that saying the torch in the space was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle ground again then the olympics will become worth watching but for now it's just generic sports from generic countries a generic stadiums but that's just my opinion. the black sea coast is one of russia's top tourist destinations sung see 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. my long ago there was a man named brown who's come to russia's black sea coast to grow grapes and make wine he might not have been my ancestor the namesake in the cries of 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 in russia's wine industry. has been running almost continuously
for nearly one hundred and fifty years and culture. is in charge of making sure it's still one of the country's top tipple that's. nice to me. but can you tell us all about. well this is one of the first places in the region and in russia was a whole after the crimea of course when the first videos were set up. the miss halcombe video is enjoying almost mediterranean climate protected by mountains close to the sea and with winds that blow 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 but 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.
i really like this job so i've never worked in any other place i began after finishing seventh grade i got married here to. this is definitely a job that inspires loyalty grandma zhenya isn't the only person who returns for the harvest year after year but there's always room for new workers. the way the human 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 carefully and sort through them there's a leaf there ok they have to be taken in. each of these crates weighs between two hundred fifty and three hundred kilos so getting them to the factory takes some good team work. so now we've got. time to load it up. the way. i. i. that's what you. write.
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 wife 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 one. knew they needed to
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. he used to be an important exporter of wine 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
brought their first harvest in two thousand and nine. in two thousand and ten we took second place at the new zealand one competition the industry developed rapidly the wind was in high demand among our guests and we doubled the size of the harvest in about. fourteen picked as an area we mostly grow companies. and a little malone a little. bit early how many containers other three taken of the three and be done with. the most coming and processing ok. garridge 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 where my beautiful grapes end up.
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 now the worst 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 all beautiful to use here.
is through this hose and into. you. get to in time this. pretty big steel container and it sits here for about three weeks and it's ready for the next stage of the question. 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 but it's going to sit in here. months. and hopefully it will turn out to be rather delicious. fermentation all the red wine which we've already processed and 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
first batch. to alter the wines been sitting in its barrel for several months comes the great season is it ready to be bottles and this. is down to the wine makers personal choice and i see. that's pretty good. you know we don't filter our wine if we 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 thirteen it's going to be invaluable in
a few years that. who knows maybe this will be another international award winner to add 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. if you leave it with economic ups and downs in the final month but learn to deal sang and the rest because i think the case you will be if we can all see.
this is the place that has been consecrated to god for almost a thousand of years people came here twenty some years ago so he established the master quiet on the silence. and people feel the love of christ all working. people say you can. come and something happens on this island that makes them return to it again and again they say the below saves them. join me james brown on a journey for the soul. only on o.t. . torch is on its journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing.
in a record setting trip by land air sea space. torch relay. on archie archie dot com. my first interest here when they came. for my first question. what are you doing at the. russian wine has been enjoying 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. stock of brown which boasts its great piece of the equal of any in bordeaux and felipe is gearing up for his first harvest. from his own. little dream because my. side was born in a new crime. and when i was young people. every time i. rish. and after a long. and united states i disabled i decided work in ratio and. proposition for.