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Vladimir Tsapelik

Vladimir Tsapelik

Drinking alcohol without food is simply harmful and socially unacceptable

Traditionally, wine is considered to perfectly match fine cuisine dishes in Russia. Cognac is more often consumed as a digestive. The KiN Group is striving to expand the opinion of cognac connoisseurs for their favorite drink by unveiling another cognac terra incognita - Gastronomy, which was unveiled in Europe long ago. We asked the President of the Independent Wine Club, Vice-President of the Restaurateur and Hotelier Federation of Russia, Vladimir Tsapelik, whose very apropos have dropped into the Museum of the Cognac History, about the delicate art of combining dishes and drinks.


Marina Tyagileva

Marina Tyagileva

Know your limits and it will always be a pleasure to converse with you!

The profession of a winemaker has always been surrounded by a halo of mystery: grapes, which mysteriously turn into a fragrant, divine drink; wine cellars with dim lighting and barrels covered with cobwebs ... Who are these people that create exquisite blends and are the images of any self-respecting alcoholic beverage producer? Meet Marina G. Tyagileva – chief winemaker of the KiN Group.


Nikolay Beresnev

Nikolay Beresnev

A sense of proportion… in obtaining pleasure

An instructor who teaches future bartenders the art of sommeliers and bartending has a great responsibility. Which skills a bartender obtains and whether he will be able to bring them to the final consumer depends specifically on him. We talked with Nikolay Beresnev, a Professor at the Institute of hotel business and tourism of the Peoples' Friendship Russian University, a winemaker with 30 years of experience, and a great connoisseur of beverages.


Aleksei Dudukalo & Igor Arakelyan

Aleksei Dudukalo & Igor Arakelyan

Lukoil Racing Team: «Do not mix!»

The Lukoil Racing Team is, perhaps, the most famous and titled racing team in our country, successfully participating not only in Russian championships, but also in international races. We decided to talk about motor racing, and some myths associated with it, to the team’s pilot, eight-time champion of Russia in circuit and track racing and winner of Star Racing of the «Za Rulem» (Driving) magazine, Aleksei Dudukalo, and chief engineer of the racing team, Igor Arakelyan.


Alexander Popov

Alexander Popov

Any problem can be discussed!

What associations are born, when we think of the glass with aromatic brandy? Maybe we hear laughter of friends, clink of cutlery, smells hover in the air, and around a lot of different dishes with delicious food... Oh, I turned to be hungry! Idea! Let's get to the Russian Club and Restaurant of the Central House of Litterateurs where a culinary magician, the enchanter of gastronomic art — Chef Alexander Popov reigns. He is surely aware of a measure and what it is eaten with...


Helen Nagiyeva

Helen Nagiyeva

The Art of Tasting

For inexperienced people the work of a taster seems to be enjoyable, simple, but at the same time dangerous to health. We asked a professional taster, the head sensor laboratory of the Moscow factory KiN Helen Nagiyeva to see if this image is true.


Sergey Tsyro

Sergey Tsyro

Cocktail recipe for the nation

When a man feels good or, vice versa, bad, when he has got tired or simply wants a living communication, he frequently goes to a comfortable bar. This is the place where it is possible to relax, take off stress, talk or stay in loneliness, and it is possible to overdrink alcohol, that will deliver no pleasure... Work of a bartender, his professionalism and ability to get along with people are more important than ever in this situation. With a request to tell us the specific bartenders’ secrets, and also to tell about limits in alcohol consumption we addressed to the President of the Bartenders’ Association of Russia (B.A.R.) Sergey Tsyro.