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  • n. Alternative spelling of kvass.


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  • Eastern Europeans turn old rye bread into kvas, which is the soured base for a variety of soups and also a drink.

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  • Coca-Cola Coca-Cola swooped into Russia with its signature cola in the early 1990s, but is now aggressively rolling out new products, including its own brand of "kvas," a bitter drink made from grains that contains a trace amount of alcohol.

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  • He denies the allegation, and said that he often visited London and visited Mr. Litvinenko to promote his side business exporting kvas—a traditional Russian beverage made from fermented rye.

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  • Both, however, are made with what she calls "naturally soured beet juice", a kind of kvas, or fermented liquor, which fits with the Polish and Russian taste for sweet and sour flavours identified by Lesley Chamberlain.

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  • Buildings in the center are ca. 100 years old, there are also palaces, museums, fortresses, boat rides on the canals that criss-cross the city, restaurants, fast food both international and Russian (recommended, try blini and kvas).

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  • Introduced last May, in limited distribution, Kruzhka i Bochka picked up a modest 1.7% share of the kvas market for the first ten months of 2008, making it the eighth-largest kvas brand, according to Russian market research firm Business Analytica.

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  • Sold in big yellow cisterns on the street during the Soviet era, kvas virtually disappeared after state-run breweries ran low on cash.

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  • Among Coke's new drinks in Russia is its kvas, Kruzhka i Bochka (Russian for "Mug and Barrel").

    Coke Bets on Russia for Sales

  • Coke niche drinks like kvas aren't as cost-efficient to manufacture as big soda brands and don't have broad enough consumer appeal to market globally.

    Coke Bets on Russia for Sales

  • Another brand, called Pershin, distributed by a joint venture between Pepsi and its bottler, is the third best-selling kvas.

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