I have, found out that the original name is SOUCHOT and it has a
french root in the cognac area of france dating back to 1600
I would be interested to find out how come the name bacame russian,
the only thing I do know is that my grandmother and perhaps my
grandfather came form crimea before they settled in Yekaterinaslav.
I also think that grapes are grown in Crimea.
Whilst in the cognac region on a trip I found out that the trunk
of a vine is called a SOUCHOT!!!.
Any clarificaiton on the subjct would be gratefully appreciated
Dina Souchot Klayman