Friday, February 7, 2014

Deliveries of Georgian wine to Russia twice higher than forecasted

07.02.2014 (Hvino News). Deliveries of Georgian wine in Russia were twice higher than forecast. According to Russian Customs Service cited by RBC Daily, six months after the termination of the embargo 14.79 million liters of wine (more than 21 million bottles) were imported from Georgia. Thus, Georgian winemakers hit the top ten importers, taking total imports of 5.45 per cent in real terms. Prior to the embargo in 2005, the figure was 9 percent.

According to the experts' forecasts, the return of Georgian wine to Russia was supposed to be much more modest.  Gennady Onishchenko spoke of up to 6 million liters and one percent of the Russian market, which could “overpower” Georgian importers. But despite pessimistic prognosis of former hear of Rospotrebnadzor,  after 7-year pause  Kindzmarauli and Khvanchkara quickly returned old positions.

Slightly more optimistic in April 2013 was the head of the National Agency of wine Levan Davitashvili. According to him, this could be about 7 million liters.

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