Sunday, September 22, 2013

President Saakashvili meets former Ukrainian president at president's vineyard (with video)

22.09.2013 (Hvino News). Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is visiting Georgia. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili received the Ukrainian ex-president yesterday at his estate in Kvareli.

Mikheil Saakashvili introduced the recently opened wine-making training centre to the guest. Jean Michel Mounier, member of the Paris Wine Tasting Experts Union and professor at the Angers University, teaches at the Centre (he is featured in the video).

Grape harvesting started at the Georgian president's vineyard. As it coincided with the Christian feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, symbolically the harvesting was opened by Archbishop Sergi.

Viktor Yushchenko is godfather of Mikhail Saakashvili's son Nikoloz, who also took part in harvesting.

After harvesting, guests moved to the wine press. The process was accompanied by wine-makers from Racha singing Georgian polyphonic songs. Before departure President Yushchenko got a special gift from old friend and godson, a Georgian traditional kvevri.

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