22 Mar 2010 - The lioness who lived in a cell in one of Melnik's hotels was confiscated. According to experts the owner of the lion hasn't take care of it in appropriate way and now it needs to be moved to a better place. So far, it will be accommodated in the Sofia zoo before being moved to South Africa.
Melnik's wine was the favorite wine of Sir Uinston Churchill. Every year he has ordered about 500 liters of the wine.