Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wine Culture Research Project launched in Georgia

13.02.2014. Presentation of the "Georgian Vineyard and Viniculture Research Project" was held by the National Wine Agency. General Director of the Georgian National Museum Davit Lortkipanidze, Minister of Agriculture Shalva Pipia, and the head of the National Wine Agency Levan Davitashvili, attended the presentation together with world renown researchers and scientists.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili attended the presentation.  Presenting the Georgian Vineyard and Viniculture Research Project at the Georgian National Museum on February 11th, Garibashvili raised the idea of establishing a Georgian Wine Day, which would be annually celebrated on the last Sunday in October. Garibashvili said the history of Georgian viniculture is inseparable from the history of the Georgian people. And thus, the vineyard and viniculture are equal parts of the Georgian identity.

“We are obligated to take care of our viticulture and promote its preservation and development,” the Prime Minister stated.

He said that Georgian wine, made in special wine vats, astonishes the world and is becoming more and more popular. “It is not accidental that the Georgian wine vat was granted the status of a cultural heritage by UNESCO,” Garibashvili stated.


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