Famous South Korean oenologist Jin-Sik Bang recently visited Georgia. A columnist for “Korean Air” inflight magazine with circulation of almost a million copies, professor Jin-Sik Bang plans to focus his 100th anniversary article on Georgian wine.
Jin-Sik Bang visited National Wine Agency and met with the deputy chairman of National Wine Agency Andro Aslanishvili and the head of marketing department Irakli Cholobargia. He saw the cellar, oenotheca and museum of the Agency.
Irakli Cholobargia noted that Georgian wine export to South Korea has been progressing over recent years.
“Decision on writing an article about Georgian wine was made by the managers of “Korean Air”. From August till the end of the year, articles on Georgian wine will be published in 4 editions and one of them will be the 100th anniversary article. The on-board journal will be distributed in each airplane and the branches of the company in 130 countries” – said Mr. Cholobargia.
During his tour in Georgia, South Korean wine professional visited the following Georgian wine companies: Telavi Wine Cellar, Satsnakheli, Teliani Valley, Maranuli, Chateau Mukhrani, also he visited qvevri-maker Zaza Kbilashvili in Kakheti.
This was the first visit of Jin-Sik Bang in Georgia, which was supported by the Embassy of Georgia in South Korea.