Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, plans to include Georgian wines in its onboard services so as onboard passengers be able to taste Georgian wines. This campaign will be carried out as part of the Georgian Wine Week that is underway in the VIP Hall that was recently unveiled at Astana International Airport.
The Georgian Wine Week is being held from March 18 through March 23 by the initiative and efforts of the Georgian Embassy in Kazakhstan and with support of Air Astana.
Zurab Pataradze, extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Georgia to Kazakhstan, addressed the attendant society and overviewed Georgia-Kazakhstan bilateral trade-economic and culture relations.
Exposition on Georgian wines and viticulture was also held at the event. The participants talked about the ancient culture and traditions of the Georgian winemaking. The participants also stressed that UNESCO has recognized Qvevri winemaking method as the ancient intangible heritage pattern.
At the event the Georgian Embassy introduced illustrated information booklets on the Georgian culture and historical monuments, the tourism potential of Georgian regions, economic reforms and development perspectives in Georgia.
It should be also noted under the June 2, 2015 decision, Air Astana launched Astana-Tbilisi-Astana flights as a result of active efforts of the Georgian Embassy for intensification of tourism relations between the two countries.
The Georgian Wine Week in Astana aims at popularizing the Georgian culture, history, traditions and tourism potential and upgrading the perception of products of Georgian indication.