Autonomous nonprofit organization “Russian quality system” (Roskoshestvo) together with the Federal service Rosalkogolregulirovanie before the New year checks the quality of the champagne on the presence of artificial aeration, heavy metals and yeast mass fraction of alcohol, an excess of citric acid and added sugars, reports “Interfax”.

In Roskoshestvo promised that next week will be bought 60 samples semi-sweet sparkling wines produced in Russia, Belarus, Spain, France, Italy, Georgia, Abkhazia and Ukraine. In accredited laboratories the samples examined 30 indicators of quality and safety.

One of the main objectives of the study is to identify the adulteration of the drink. As explained by the Deputy head of Roskoshestvo Elena Saradzev, the main problem is the artificial gassing of sparkling wines carbon dioxide – carbon dioxide, whereas in the present beverage gassing is the result of natural fermentation on the production.

In addition, champagne will be checked for the presence of artificial sugars or glucose-fructose syrup.
The results of the study will be presented in the December period, which traditionally accounts for the season of the high demand for champagne.

Sales of champagne and sparkling wines in Russia in this year decrease. According to Rosstat during 9 months, people were sold is 14.6
million gallons of this drink, which is 4.2% less than in the corresponding period last year. The proportion of champagne and sparkling wines in the volume of alcohol sold declined to 2.2% from 2.3% for the first 9 months of last year.

Roskoshestvo (“Russian quality system”) is a national system for monitoring, comparative testing and confirmation of quality goods established by the government order of 30 April 2015. Rosalkogolregulirovanie – the Federal service for alcohol market regulation, Federal Executive authority developing state policy in this sphere.

By the way, in April, Roskoshestvo conducted a study of another popular in Russia on the Christmas tables of the product – red-calf – and came to the conclusionthat considerable often sold in Russian stores of caviar unsafe for health: the number of samples was found Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and yeast.

In 2017, the sparkling wine may become more expensive, as the budget Committee of the state Duma unexpectedly recommended to increase the excise tax. With increasing excise rates more than one and a half times minimal retail price of sparkling wine (champagne) will increase from 164 to 185 rubles.

Before the New year experts will check the quality of the champagne on the shelves of Russian stores 21.11.2016

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