Thursday, August 9, 2012

Georgian winemakers visited Ukraine's “Wine Cultural Center Shabo”

09.08.2012. (Hvino News) On July 25-27 Georgian delegation visited Ukraine. The delegation consisted of leaders and top managers of the leading wineries in Georgia, heads of industry associations, government representatives and other officials. The purpose of the visit is exchange of experiences on development of "Wine Culture Centers" in Ukraine and Georgia.

On July  25 guests were met by Consul of Georgia in Odessa Teimuraz Nishnianidze. On July Georgian delegation visited Ukraine's  “Wine Cultural Center Shabo”. This project has been highly estimated in Ukraine:  in spring 2009 it was awarded with the first prize in nomination “The best innovation project”, at professional tourist competition “Black Sea Pearl”, and in 2010 the project received “Gold award” in nomination "Best project of regional tourism".Wine Cultural Center Shabo has been included into EU's map of European wine routes.

As was noted the chairman of board of "Shabo" Vaja Iukuridze, "wine-makers of Georgia and Ukraine have accumulated a wealth of experience to improve the culture of viticulture and winemaking. But among the citizens, culture of drinking is still very low. The task of wine-makers – is to clear for people the idea that the wine - is a culture. For this is needed to create "Wine Culture Centers". The round table was attended by Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine Grigol Katamadze and Consul of Georgia in Odessa Teimuraz Nishnianidze.

Chairman of the Board of "Shabo" V. Iukuridze accompanied the delegation to the vineyards. Guests visited the 200 year old cellars and unique Museum's  labyrinth.

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