The wine industry is struggling. The Minister of Agriculture told reporters that the pandemic had reduced wine sales by 10-15%.
The government will subsidize the vintage with 60 million GEL. Co-financing does not apply to Saperavi and other rare varieties, which are already in high demand.
Small wineries expect a 40% reduction in wine sales this year.
COVID-19 has damaged small wine cellars. Winemakers bear losses as a result of declining wine exports and tourist inflows.
While expecting huge gape yield this year, Government of Georgia is starting preparation for the harvest.
National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia registered new wine - Tsarapi to Protected Designations of Origin.
The Khetsuriani Sommelier School and the Georgian Sommelier Association are launching online wine courses. For each webinar, the trainees will receive theoretical material in advance; all lecturers will work in Live.
Georgian wine producers participated in the International “Wine Expo New York” Exhibition of Wine and alcoholic beverages held in New York.