Georgian Wine Companies Participating at VinExpo Bordeaux
With the support of the National Wine Agency, Georgian wines are participating in the international wine fair VinExpo Bordeaux -2019.
Georgia is participating in the exhibition for the third time already. According to Elene Kiknadze, chief specialist of the Marketing and PR Department of the National Wine Agency, participation in the exhibition will enable Georgian producers to find trade partners from different countries of the world. "This year, as well as previously, Georgian wine is present with diversity of varieties in Bordeaux, which further contributes to the promotion of Georgian wine and increase awareness around the world. This will eventually reflect on the volume of exports and will maintain the increasing dynamic of the recent years, "she says.
With the support of the "Bank of Georgia", this year Qvevri winemaker cellars are presented for the first time. Totally, 12 Georgian wine producers and 4 family cellars are participating in the exhibition.
Within the four-day exhibition, thousands of visitors have tasted Georgian wine, including wine professionals from different countries of the world. Qvevri wine, the tradition and culture of its production caused great interest in them.
The Georgian stand was visited by famous British wine writer Robert Joseph, according to whom VineExpo Bordeaux is one of the biggest wine show in the world. "People come here from China, US, from different countries of the world. It is nice to see Georgian stand and some of good Georgian wines here, to see that people are tasting Georgian Qvevri and not Qvevari wines, wine such as Tsitsqa, Kisi, Green, Rkatsiteli and Saperavi. I think it's very good to participate in this event for Georgia, this is the place where Georgian wine should be presented, "he says.
VinExpo Bordeaux is the most important events in the wine industry worldwide and is one of the largest in the world in terms of number of wines and visitors. Leading wine specialists, buyers and importers gather at this fair. Exhibition VinExpo Bordeaux was established in 1981 by Bordeaux Trade and Industry Chamber and is held once in two years. At this year’s exhibition, winemakers from over 35 countries have presented their products.