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International Wine Contest “Georgia – Wine Homeland” Opens in Tbilisi

EAWSC Georgia – Wine Homeland, international contest of wines and strong drinks, opened in Tbilisi on November 7.

The contest is being held for the first time in Georgia. Objective of this contest is to emphasize the high potential of Georgian wines, ensure high-quality standards of Georgian  wines and promote Georgian winemakers on international markets.

“Objective of this contest is to emphasize the qualitative potential of wines from Eurasia Countries, especially, from Georgia and promote them on international markets”, Murman Kuridze, president of the Association of Oenologists noted.

Jean-Marie Aurand, president of International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), parliament member David Songhulashvili, David Tkemaladze, deputy head of National Wine Agency and Murman Kuridze, president of the Association of Georgian Oenologists have attended the contest inauguration ceremony.

“Georgia is a country with unique winemaking history of many centuries and unique varieties of grapes and similar contests popularize Georgian wines on the international market”, OIV President Jean-Marie Aurand noted.

More than 200 wine varieties of 78 companies were introduced from 12 countries (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus) to the contest. The wine varieties will be appraised by Georgian and international experts.

The contest winner wines and strong drinks were named at Chateau Zegaani in Kakheti on November 9. The popular American magazine Wine Spectator will publish articles about the named best wines.