Friday, April 25, 2014

Film showcases Georgian wine culture and history (video)

25.04.2014. A documentary film featuring the ancient history of Georgian winemaking has been released to the global audience. The film showcases the unique culture of viticulture and wine-making methods in Georgia. The idea behind the film was to promote Georgian winemaking traditions and raise the awareness of Georgian wine all over the world.

The film noted Georgian vineyards encompassed a century-old tradition of winemaking, still used today in Ivane Mukhranbatoni Estate, which has been turned into a museum.

Prince Ivane Mukhranbatoni’s interest in farming was greatly enhanced on his trip to France in 1875, where he learned more about the fine art of winemaking while in the Bordeaux and Champagne regions. On his return home he decided to start producing Georgian wine on his forefathers’ Mukhrani Estate land. The film said that both then and now, wine-makers’ main concern was implementing the last standards in the production phase.

The film also described UNESCO’s approval to include the traditional Georgian method of making qvevri wine in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

See the full film (above).


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