The National Wine Agency of Georgia has found alternative markets for Georgian wine.
The Agency’s Chairman explains CBW that the major markets of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus are good but unpredictable, as it is difficult to predict how things will develop in political and economic direction. George Samanishvili says that they focused on diversifying to expand the list of countries and not to be dependent on one region. In Samanishvili’s words, currently four regions have been chosen – China, USA, UK, Japan, as well as Poland and the Baltic countries where Georgian wine has great opportunities.
Samanishvili explains that in 6 months export decreased 49% compared to last year and the trend is likely to continue until the year end. Samanishvili notes that this year’s export rate exceeds the data for 2012 and 2013.