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Georgia Earns $107 million by Exporting Wine in January-July

According to official state resource, Georgia exported 45.4 million bottles of wine to 50 countries in January-July of 2018, and earned about $107.8 million from the export. The revenue increased by 28 percent, while the volume of exports rose by 19 percent, Hvino News reports. The top five importing countries in …

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Repaving a wine route in Racha

Standing in a cellar at the bottom of her house, Izolda Dvali holds a glass of a ruby red Khvanchkara wine against the light, toasting to a good season. “Hope we have lots of visitors this year. Here in Racha we are a little bit off the road, you see,” …

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Suspension of Subsidies will Make Winegrowers to Produce Better-Quality grapes

“Suspension of subsidies will make winegrowers and framers to produce better-quality grapes”, Telavi Wine Cellar founder Zurab Ramazashvili told BM.GE. Noninterference of the state will shape healthy competition and real price of grapes, Zurab Ramazashvili noted. “Vintage will not be subsidized and credits will mot be co-financed in the process …

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RMG Promotes Bolnisi Wines Popularization

A memorandum of trilateral cooperation was signed between RMG, winemakers union “Wine Bolnisi” and Bolnisi municipality. The aim of the memorandum is to support RMG as the country and region’s large business to support the pupularization of the Bolnisi wines and their further development. Winemakers union ”Wine Bolnisi” was founded …

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Azerbaijan May Double Wine Exports in 2018

Azerbaijan may increase wine exports twice by the end of 2018, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Wine Producers and Exporters Association Elchin Madatov told Trend July 19. “The export of Azerbaijani wine products exceeded $4 million in the first half of 2018, which is 80 percent more than in the same …

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Georgia Among Booking.com’s Best Wine Destinations

Booking.com writes about 6 wonderful and lesser-known “wine direction”, one of which is Georgia. “The vineyards in Georgia are from the Neolithic period and are characterized by the unique production method, this method is still actively used and the grapes are kept in Qvevri,” the article reads. The article also …

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Government To Suspend State Subsidization of vintage in Kakheti

This year Government will suspend state subsidization of vintage in Kakheti Region. Georgian Agriculture Minister Levan Davitashvili said that the government will show new mechanisms for the 2017 vintage because of current situation in winemaking field. Government started subsidizing grapes in 2013.    

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Meeting With the Representatives of Wine Sector Held

The minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili discussed the organizational issues of vintage 2018 and the ongoing wine sector ownership reform at the meeting with the representatives of wine industry. According to the minister, the last year’s approach, when the state was no longer involved in …

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Major Winemaking Companies Facing Quality Problems

Several days ago businessman Mamuka Khazaradze made comments about Georgian wine quality issues  and stressed that Georgian wines should not be sold for the same price as Borjomi. In his interview for the Anaklia magazine, he explains that Georgian wines should regain their obvious quality. «We should restore the quality …

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Wine Agency to Spend over 0.5 million GEL on Georgian Wine Popularization

Georgian National Wine Agency requests the right to carry out 560 000 GEL direct purchase operation under simplified procedures with the aim to popularize Georgian wines. According to the wine agency plan, a lot of events will be held in Georgia and 15 other countries, including tasting, competitions, conferences, exhibitions …

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Japan Simplifies Import Procedures for Georgian Wine

By the decision of the Japanese government, 4 Georgian laboratories have been added to the list of foreign laboratories registered in Japan, which will significantly simplify the procedures for Georgian wine export in Japan. Prior to this decision, the Japanese customs used to check and certify Georgian wine, which was …

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Japan Market is the Most Attractive for Georgian Wines

Japan Market is the Most Attractive for Georgian Wines

Wine export keeps growing trend. However, 38.2 million bottles are exported in 48 countries within 6 months (5m/2018 – 31.5 million), which is 21% more comparing to the same period of 2017 (5m/2018; 5m/2017 +27%). The revenues are grown by 28% up to 90.3 million USD (5m/2018 – 75.5 USD; …

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