Russia bans 18 consignments of Moldovan wine
Russia has banned 18 consignments of Moldovan wine, consisting of 102,000 bottles from three separate producers. Russian chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko told an interview at Ekho Moskvy radio the wine was unsafe to drink. “No one has an interest for this wine anymore. It mustn't be sold in Russia or anywhere else. I don't even know to what use should we put it now, maybe just to paint fences”, declared Gennady Onishchenko. The Russian official went on to criticize the Moldovan Government headed by Vlad Filat as “incompetent and demonstrating only failures”. “Everything that the Moldovan winemakers learned is now gone. So, Mr Filat should probably concern himself with more important issues than what he is apparently solving. Although I have no intention of giving him any advice”. The outcome of the tests for two other consignments of Moldovan wine, of 70,000 and 15,000 decaliters, are yet to be announced.