When vodka is your poison

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Thousands of Russians may have been poisoned by bootleg alcohol containing medical disinfectant causing drinkers' skin to turn yellow before they fall dangerously ill or die. Full Story
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David

Prague, Czech Republic

#1 Mar 10, 2007
Well,

not long ago Putin declared the end of alcohol poisoning in Russia since the Georgian wine was banned...so why it is happening now???

You did not want Georgian wine? so hit the road to hell with your faked vodka, you don’t deserve Georgian wine!
russophile

Bartlesville, OK

#2 Mar 23, 2007
I personally bought a bottle of fake Georgian wine one time and it was basically paint thinner. However, banning Georgian wine does not get rid of the real problem of fake alcohol. It may be that same makes of fake Georgian wine moved on to vodka.

http://www.russophile.com/russia_blog/11-pois...
william

Slough, UK

#4 Apr 15, 2007
David wrote:
Well,
not long ago Putin declared the end of alcohol poisoning in Russia since the Georgian wine was banned...so why it is happening now???
You did not want Georgian wine? so hit the road to hell with your faked vodka, you don’t deserve Georgian wine!
David, fake wine or alcohol is not only a Georgian or a Russian problem; it's everywhere.

I remember 35 years ago a huge scandal in France about adultered Bordeaux wine (one of the most prestigious) and a long lawsuit against the operators of the wineyard.

Later on a scandal in Portugal with the Sherry wine, where traces of antifreeze was found. Italy and Spain had their problems too.

Faking wine, changing their colour, altering their percentage of alcohol, giving them different taste, etc... is big business in the wine trade, and a fraud that can earn lots of money. Sometimes it leads to poisoning.

Plus, there is some alcohol which is produced by indivuduals without control, outside the industry, what we call 'moonshine'. How can you check that?

David

Prague, Czech Republic

#5 Apr 22, 2007
William,

I agree that Georgian wine is faked and probably in large quantities, but the point is that most of that faked wine were produced on Russia’s territory…and the way Putin “solved” the problem is ridicules…

After the prohibition of Georgian wine the wine fakers simply changed the etiquettes into Moldavian, Spanish and what ever ones… so as a result Russians are drinking still faked wine under different names…

Can you imagine your government protecting the UK citizens from faked cloths to prohibit Hugo Boss or Versace brands in UK? Would it solve the problem? However it would definitely harm Hugo boss or Versace companies…
maria

Ireland

#6 Apr 27, 2007
georgian wine is the best wine in the world.
David

Prague, Czech Republic

#7 Apr 28, 2007
maria wrote:
georgian wine is the best wine in the world.
i would say one of the bests

“It's All In The Reflexes.”

Since: Aug 08

Broken Arrow, OK

#8 Aug 20, 2008
In Russia, vodka drinks you!!!
vlodimir

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 24, 2008
That's why you should only drink Stolichnaya Elit Vodka. You always know what you're getting and it's the best in the world.

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#10 Aug 24, 2008
vlodimir wrote:
That's why you should only drink Stolichnaya Elit Vodka. You always know what you're getting and it's the best in the world.
You are correct Stoly is a good brand, but so is Absolute and Shmirnoff.

:)

“It's All In The Reflexes.”

Since: Aug 08

Broken Arrow, OK

#11 Aug 25, 2008
I like to get a good bottle of Smirnoff Red (the cheapest). Then I crack some black peppercorns and a little bit of clove right into the bottle. Let it sit for a week and then strain it back into the bottle.

Good for shooting straight or making the best damned bloody mary you've ever had.

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#12 Aug 25, 2008
JoeyDonuts wrote:
I like to get a good bottle of Smirnoff Red (the cheapest). Then I crack some black peppercorns and a little bit of clove right into the bottle. Let it sit for a week and then strain it back into the bottle.
Good for shooting straight or making the best damned bloody mary you've ever had.
That post of yours right there just forced me to go the the store tonight and get soem peppecorns and clove.

I'm gonna give it a go.

:)
ana

Aylmer, Canada

#13 Aug 25, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
<quoted text>
That post of yours right there just forced me to go the the store tonight and get soem peppecorns and clove.
I'm gonna give it a go.
:)
Na zdrovie!!!!!!!!!!

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#14 Aug 25, 2008
ana wrote:
<quoted text>
Na zdrovie!!!!!!!!!!
:D
Alexander Vlokchev

Seminole, FL

#15 Aug 25, 2008
Bull ... shyt !!!

The poisoning can be forgotten if Vladimir Putin will just import good vodka from the Ukraine ...

http://it.youtube.com/watch...

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#16 Aug 25, 2008
Alexander Vlokchev wrote:
Bull ... shyt !!!
The poisoning can be forgotten if Vladimir Putin will just import good vodka from the Ukraine ...
http://it.youtube.com/watch...
If I took a bottle of that vodka home with me, my wife wouldn't need me anymore.:(
robert

Kocani, Macedonia

#17 Aug 25, 2008
vlodimir wrote:
That's why you should only drink Stolichnaya Elit Vodka. You always know what you're getting and it's the best in the world.
Well,after a couple of shots it doesn't really matter any more--the final result is going to the same anyways..
Small Town America UGXs

Atlantic City, NJ

#18 Oct 17, 2010
Drink yourself to death. Russian morality. LOL.

Since: Oct 10

Perhaps in Earth, or not?

#19 Oct 17, 2010
Vodka rules!!!Unyammy but rules!!!

Since: Oct 10

Perhaps in Earth, or not?

#20 Oct 17, 2010
Small Town America UGXs wrote:
Drink yourself to death. Russian morality. LOL.
yes sir!
observer

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#21 Oct 17, 2010
Small Town America UGXs wrote:
Drink yourself to death. Russian morality. LOL.
so desperate to find some more dirt that rely to the article from 2007? Good try - pig will always find its dirt...wether in small town america or in the article from 2007...

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