He says that the project, which aims to give scientific proof of Georgia’s status as the motherland of wine, is progressing well and the list of international scientific research centers involved in it includes NASA's lab, University of Pennsylvania, Copenhagen's DNM Research Center, University of Montpellier (France), University of Milan, and others.
According to Levan Davitashvili, the research project can’t be accomplished in a short period of time, but the Georgian side expects that a lot of material will prove that grape vine domestication and wine production started in Georgia.
Director of the National Wine Agency notes that in April new excavations were carried out in the region of Kartli, and the unearthed artifacts will supposedly prove that Georgia is the homeland of wine.
"We have a fragmentary material. However, it is not recognized by leading scientists. We are convinced that we are a wine country, but it must be proved scientifically," – said Levan Davitashvli.