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Wine Exports up 64% in January-May

According to National Wine Agency, in January-May 2017 Georgia exported 24.75 million bottles of wine to 41 countries, up 64% compared to the same period of 2016. Value of total exports made up 55.52 million USD, up 58% year on year. “In January-May 2017 wine exports rose by 64% year …

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Georgian Wine of Dzelshavi Grape Variety to Enter US Market

Maradiuli, Georgian natural wine, will be exported to the USA eugeorgia.info reported. Giorgi Kemertelidze started production of red wine of Dzelshavi grape variety 18 months ago. He makes wine in Kvevri. “There are several pubs in Tbilisi, where natural and bio wines are sold. An exhibition was held in one …

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Chateau Mukhrani Saperavi Wins Golden Medal at International Wine Challenge

Various international wine contests are held worldwide and three of them are of special importance:  International Wine Challenge (IWC), International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) and Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). All of them are held in London and they are considered to be the most influential international competitions worldwide. …

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Winemaker: High Customs Tax Was Hindering Wine Exports to China

“Previously, wine exports was impossible to China, in practice”, Paata Sharashenidze, founder of Usakhelauri Vineyards company, told Business Course. Georgian product was taxed by 58% in China and this tax was raising the product price. But now, after signature of Georgia-China free trade agreement, Georgian wine exports will enjoy tax-free …

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OIV to Include Qarvisferi Ghvino Into List of Special Wines

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 International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) has accepted Georgia’s proposal to include Qarvisferi Ghvino (Amber-colored Wine), made by traditional Georgian methods, in the list of special wines. OIV has positively accepted this proposal of Georgia party, Giorgi Samanishvili, head of National Wine Agency, said. “This decision is one more …

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