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Israel to Produce Wine by Georgian Qvevri Method

In Israel, where there have been many successes in wine within the past 20 years, there are about 125 companies registered for wine production. One of them is Kadma, which is owned by Lina Slutkin, born in Tbilisi. The Ambassador of Georgia in Israel told BMG that the interest of …

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Japanese Winemakers Interested in Qvevri Technology

Japanese winemakers visited Georgia who experienced Georgian wine and wine culture in Kakheti and Kartli.  Nishikawa Megumi, the journalist of the major Japanese publication  “Mainichi Shimbun”, who is preparing an article about Georgian wine culture was also in the group. During their visit in Georgia, Japanese winemakers visited the following …

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Winemaker in Canada to Ferment Wine in Georgian Qvevri

A total of 55 Qvevris were exported to Canada from Georgia, namely to the city of Vancouver. Georgian winemaker Sandro Milorava has assisted Pascal Roy, a restaurant owner in Canada, to transport 55 Qvevris to Canada. The clay vessels were made in western Georgia. The Qvevris will reach Canada in …

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Brazil Produces Postal Stamp with a Georgian Qvevri

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Democratic Republic of Georgia. To mark this event, the post  of Brazil issued a commemorative postage stamp “Georgia-cradle of wine,” depicting image of Georgian qvevri from National Museum of Georgia. The stamp reads “Georgia is the cradle of wine” in Portuguese language. …

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Canadian Winemaker Uses Metallic Qvevri To Produce Wine

Gavin Robertson

Winemaker Gavin Robertson at Niagara College Teaching Winery in USA is using wine technology resembling that of Georgian qvevri to produce “Orange wine” of Sauvignon Blanc. The difference is that instead of millenia-old traditional use of clay, the modern vessels are made of steel, Hvino reports. Gavin Robertson says: “At NC Teaching …

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British WineMaker Uses Qvevri on His Farm in East Sussex

British professional wine medias have recently published a detailed interview with Ben Walgate – an English winemaker who is using Georgian qvevri on his farm in East Sussex. His interview to Doug Wregg, marketing director at natural wine importers Les Caves de Pyrene, first appeared in the company’s blog as “Chatting with: …

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Qvevri Became a Part of the Permanent Exposition in Bordeaux City

The Qvevri is part of the permanent exposition of the World Civilization Center of Wine – At the largest entrance to the Cité des Civilisations Du Vin in the Bordeaux, a large Qvevri was placed as intangible cultural heritage monument, recognized by UNESCO. Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the ceremony, that opened an …

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Winners of First International Competition of Qvevri Wine Revealed

Winners of First International Competition of Qvevri Wine Revealed

During the 4th International Symposium of Qvevri wine, The First International Competition of Qvevri Wine was held at Ikalto Qvevri School-Academy. 150 wines from Georgia, France, Serbia, Slovenia and others countries competed for 22 Gold, 20 Silver and 29 Bronze Medals, which were awarded recently  at Ikalto Monastery Complex. Gold medals were …

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Georgia to Host 4th Qvevri Wine International Symposium

On September 1-3, the fourth International Symposium of Qvevri Wine will be held at the Ikalto Qvevri School-Academy, organized by the Georgian Wine Association. The National Wine Agency (NWA) reports that the aim of the event is to familiarize Georgian society and foreign specialists with the unique qvevri winemaking methodology, …

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