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Thursday, February 27, 2014

President Margvelashvili celebrates the qvevri wine culture tradition at Winery Khareba's "Tunnel"

27.02.2014. President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has visited Georgia's famous wine-making city Kvareli in the Kakheti region, to celebrate international recognition of the ancient art of traditional wine-making.

The President attended a ceremony to mark the traditional Georgian method of making qvevri wine, approved by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.

"We are proud of being at the edge of entering the Europe and augment the world civilization,” Margvelashvili said.

The wine event was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Winery Khareba, a wine production company.  Winery Khareba's wine complex "Tunnel" was used as the venue for the event. Guests had an opportunity to attend the exhibition showing ancient Georgian wine vessel and photos.

The great wine tasting session was another big reason why guest flocked to Kavreli, as they were welcomed to the wine-tasting ceremony.

The event featured a documentary film about the qvevri wine-making method, shot by Georgian director Merab Kokochashvili.

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