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Perspectives of Georgian Wine Export to Belarus

 The head of National Wine Agency, Giorgi Samanishvili met an ambassador of Republic of Belarus, Mikhail Miatlikov. The chairman of National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti, Nikoloz Gogiladze and representatives of ministry of Agriculture attended the meeting. The participants of the meetings discussed the perspectives of increasing export of Georgian wine …

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The Drinks Business: Georgian Wine Exports to China Spike in 2016

Georgian wine exports to China grew by 98% to 5.3 million bottles in 2016, the highest growth rate recorded by any country importing wine into the country, according to figures released by the Georgian Wine Association. Currently ranked as the eastern European country’s third biggest export market, China could soon …

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The Georgian Kvevri Winemaking Process

The Georgian Kvevri Winemaking Process

As I’m currently in Georgia for a research trip (order the book), I thought it might be a good moment to discuss production of wine using the ancient kvevri method. For most people, just even the name kvevri seems difficult to wrap your head around but it’s actually not (read …

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“Tbilgvino” Expanded Distribution Chain

“Tbilgvino” Expanded Distribution Chain

“Tbilgvino” added chacha to the assortment of the product and the company’s share was significant in the export through 2016. The company has three types of wine: Rkatsiteli, Saperavi and Saperavi with barrel aging. However, pitch wine was the new product of 2016 as well, which had been most highly …

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Why the Word for Wine is Similar in Many Languages

I’ve observed that the Greek and Hebrew words for wine, oinos and yayin, are similar. Does this imply that there was a Mediterranean trade in alcoholic beverages? The making and consumption of grape wine (as opposed to such “wines” as date wine, rice wine, etc.) had spread all over the …

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Georgia Exported 50m Bottles of Wine in 2016

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In 2016 Georgia exported 50 million bottles of wine to the world’s 53 countries. According to  the National Wine Agency, wine exports grew 38% compared with  2015. It should be noted that exports grew  to the European Union, China, the US and other traditional markets. Compared to 2015, exports to …

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Real Old World: Georgia’s Ancient Vineyards

Real Old World: Georgia's Ancient Vineyards

Why are Stalin’s favourite wines on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List? We head to Georgia’s vineyards to find out. TWO LITRES OF wine. In one gulp. From out of something that looks a lot like a horn transported from deep in the Austrian Alps. “Yes, it happens,” says my guide, …

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Wine of 104 Million has Been Brought on the Export Market

Wine of 104 Million has Been Brought on the Export Market

Wine export is increased by 40% y-o-y. 45 828 091 bottles (0,75 l) of wine has been exported in 53 countries through January-November. Total number amounts to $104 million. The growth is fixed in China 128% (4 886 145 bottles), Ukraine – 73% (5 179 454), Belorussia  – 62% (1 …

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