Volume of wine (in U.S. gallons) that the European Union exported to Russia in 2021. According to Eurostat data, sanctions against Russian banks in the Swift system and the 30% devaluation of the ruble has abruptly halted trade. Measures to cut Russia out of the global economy have already begun to affect European wine producers. Eleven shipping containers of the Spanish co-op Anecoop’s wine, (totaling 190,000 bottles) specifically labeled for the Russian market could not be unloaded and had to turn back.

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