“Great idea, in my opinion. Because really, at a time when there is a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages, illegal sellers are activated who sell mainly beer in stalls ... I don’t see anything reprehensible if a person ... bought a bottle of Russian wine instead of surrogate beer or beer drinks that are not clear what they are made of, ”added Shapkin.
According to the expert, this is a plus for retail, which has a license to sell alcoholic beverages, and an incentive to have Russian wine in its assortment. He also noted that such a measure would definitely support Russian winemakers.
“In this context, it is imperative to set a minimum price for wine. Therefore, additional criteria are needed here: firstly, this is the minimum price - it should be at least 120 rubles per bottle or 150 rubles per liter. That is, this wine must be of a certain level. Secondly, it should not be fortified wine, but dry wine. And I think it’s possible to allow champagne, sparkling wine to sell, but not wine drinks, ”Shapkin concluded.
Earlier, AKORT appealed to the Ministry of Finance, the State Duma and the Federation Council with a proposal to extend the time for selling Russian wines until midnight.
According to market participants, such an initiative can help to reduce surrogate consumption and the transition of Russians to "high-quality and light alcoholic beverages."
At the moment, in Russia, the sale of alcoholic beverages is allowed from 08:00 to 23:00. Subjects, in turn, can tighten the current norm.
In October, it became known that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rospotrebnadzor supported the initiative to promote Russian-made wines.