Thursday, December 13, 2012

More than 20 Georgian winemakers ask Russia to resume import

13.12.2012 (Hvino News) More than 20 Georgian producers of wine and mineral water have asked Russia's Federal Consumer Rights and Healthcare Supervisory Service to execute quality inspections to resume supplies to Russian market, according to statement from the Russian agency made on Thursday. The authority said that eight applications out of 20 that were signed in previous years. On Monday, the agency’s director, Gennady Onishchenko, said that his quality inspections would occur at Georgian plants and imports could be resumed.

At the same, head of Georgian Wine Association Tina Kezeli in a recent interview to Deutsche Welle said that Georgian winemakers "are not going to be obsessed with the Russian market"  because of recent years' negative experience. "We will look at future cooperation with caution", - said Kezeli. According to her, Georgian wine is gaining ground in other important markets, and it would be wrong to abandon them and focus solely on Russia. According to her, so far it is not clear whether a group of Russian experts will arrive to Georgia in late December to assess the quality of Georgian wine.

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