Publications


April 5, 2021

Saperavi International 2021

The 2nd “Saperavi International” will be held in Georgia, on May 2021, organized by the Georgian Wine Association, supported by the National Wine Agency and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia. The aim of the competition is to promote Saperavi as a leading Georgian grape variety and to raise awareness of the diverse wines produced with Saperavi grape around the world. The competition is open exclusively for Saperavi wine producers from all countries and wine region...

October 16, 2020

Georg Binder

🖤 Es schmerzt, wenn ein Freund geht...! Selten machte er viele Worte, er wollte lieber Tun; beim Wein gab es die Ausnahme. Auch uns in Georgien hat er so in seinen ganz persönlichen Bann gezogen. Freund Georg Du fehlst sehr, Du wolltest uns noch so oft besuchen kommen, 30 Mal waren Dir nicht genug - uns auch nicht! Wir danken Dir, können Dir mit unseren Gedanken keine Rückkehr ins \"georgische Arkadien\" mehr versprechen, aber die Erinnerung an unsere gemeinsame Zeit wird Bestand haben, glaube uns... in jedem Tropfen Wein aus Georgien wird ein bisschen Binder sein und bleiben. Du warst ein guter Freund, Ratgeber und Lehrer...einen Besser...

July 10, 2020

International Qvevri Wine Competition 2020

The International Qvevri Wine Competition was held for the fourth time. The aim of the competition is to present the best qvevri wines, to promote the production and sale of qvevri wines. George Dakishvili, the Honored Winemaker of Georgia, was the chairman of the jury of the competition. The winning wines will be sent to online tastings in various European countries, which is especially important in the light of the pandemic difficulties in the wine industry. \"This year, 460 wine samples were presented at the competition, which is 3 times more than the number of wines submitted at the first competition. This indicates the great inter...

May 23, 2020

The Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili and the executive Director of the Georgian Wine Association Tina Kezeli had an online meeting with representatives of the Italian government

The Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry of the Italian Republic, Teresa Belanova, discussed the situation in the wine industry in Europe due to the pandemic at an online meeting. As InterpressNews was informed by the Ministry of Environmental protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the meeting was attended by Paolo de Castro, Vice-President of the European Commission for Agricultural Development, Vice-President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Workshops and Agriculture and Tomaso de Simone, President of the Caserta Chamber of ...

December 15, 2019

Georgian Wine Tasting Event in Frankfurt

On December 9th, the Georgian wine tasting was held in Frankfurt, Germany. The award-winning wines of the Saperavi International Competition and white Georgian wines were tasted at the event. The moderator of the event was Rudolf Knoll, a well-known wine critic and a long-time editor of the European wine magazine Vinum. The event was organized by the Georgian Wine Association and National Wine Agency. The event is supported by the Embassy of Georgia to the Federal Republic of Germany and the local Consulate.

October 15, 2019

International Qvevri Wine Symposium within the ღVino Forum 2019

Announcing the Second ღVino Forum: Bringing Together Science and the Business of Wine From Sunday, October 27th to Tuesday, October 29th, Boston will host the second ღvino Forum —a series of events created to advance the understanding and awareness of the 8,000-year-old wine culture of the country of Georgia, as well as examine its influence on society and the economic development of Georgia, the Caucasus, and the rest of the world. “Ghvino,” “ღvino,” or “ღვინო” is the Georgian word for “wine,” and is widely thought to be the origin of the term. These events, organized by the America Georgia Business Council, include a Qvevri and Saperav...

June 18, 2019

Georgia – Homeland of Wine Exhibition Officially Opens in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is hosting Georgia-Homeland of Wine, an exhibition celebrating Georgian viniculture and history. Today, the exposition was officially opened by Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze together with Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili. The exhibition, with its concept drawing on showcasing Georgia’s millennia-old viniculture, brings together unique archeological artefacts and modern technologies. The Japanese partners’ major contribution involves using the latest Warpqsuare technology to bring to life Georgian culture and winemaking history, enabling visitors to tra...

March 18, 2019

Georgia – Homeland of Wine Exhibition Officially Opens in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is hosting Georgia-Homeland of Wine, an exhibition celebrating Georgian viniculture and history. Today, the exposition was officially opened by Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze together with Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili. The exhibition, with its concept drawing on showcasing Georgia’s millennia-old viniculture, brings together unique archeological artefacts and modern technologies. The Japanese partners’ major contribution involves using the latest Warpqsuare technology to bring to life Georgian culture and winemaking history, enabling visitors to tra...

March 5, 2019

Japan to Host ‘Georgia – Homeland of Wine’ Exhibition

Georgia is preparing to present its wines to a wide audience within the scope of the project ‘Georgia – Homeland of Wine’, which will be implemented from March 10 to May 7 at the exhibition center “Terrada Warehouse” in Tokyo, Japan. Even though with 8000 years of wine-making history, Georgia has already gained recognition worldwide and has been named as the ‘cradle’ of wine, such initiatives will contribute to the promotion of the Georgian wines to particular nations, Japanese in this case. Wine enthusiasts and other guests at the exhibition will have an opportunity to discover the history of Georgian viniculture and ancient wine-ma...

November 15, 2017

World’s Oldest Wine Discovered In Georgia

by Benjamin Kemper  New evidence shows that our love for wine dates back to the Stone Age. Next time you pop open a bottle of wine, pour one out for our Stone Age brethren. A study published on Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal claims that as far back as 6000 B.C., prehistoric farmers were making wine in the fertile valleys of southern Georgia, the small Caucasus nation sandwiched between Europe and the Middle East. The new findings, which set the dawn of viticulture a millenn...

November 14, 2017

Worlds’ Earliest Evidence Of Winemaking Found In 8,000-Year-Old Jars In Georgia

Wine-Making As A Tradition Turns Out To Be Older By Almost 1,000 Than Previously Thought. The Worlds Earliest Evidence Of Grape Wine-Making Has Been Detected In 8,000-Year-Old Pottery Jars Unearthed In Georgia. Before, the oldest chemical evidence of wine in the Near East dated to 5,400-5,000 BC (about 7,000 years ago) and was from the Zagros Mountains of Iran, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. The worlds very first wine is thought to have been made from rice in China around 9,000 years ago. “We believe this is the oldest example of the domestication of a wild-g...

November 13, 2017

The Oldest Bottles Of Wine In The World

The Oldest Bottles Of Wine In The World: Scientists Discover \'Mind-Altering\' 8,000-Year-Old Vintage Tipple Created And Drunk By Neolithic Farmers In Georgia. Scientists believe the practice of crushing grapes to produce a heady alcoholic drink started up to 8,000 years ago in the South Caucasus region between eastern Europe and western Asia Scientists Have Analysed Pottery Fragments From Two Sites In Georgia Their analysis revealed the chemical signatures of grapes and wine Findings push back the origins of wine 1,00...