Friday, February 6, 2015

Georgia to showcase wines at Boston Wine Expo

06.02.2015 (Hvino News). One of the largest wine expositions in the United States is the annual Boston Wine Expo. On February 14th and 15th, wine trade and consumers will have the opportunity to taste wines from over 200 producers from around the world. Nine producers Georgia will showcase wines produced using modern methods as well as traditional qvevris.

The Georgian participants are: Badagoni, Bagrationi 1882, Chateau Mukhrani&GWS, Kindzmarauli Marani, Mukado Wines, Schuchmann Wines, Telavi Wine Cellar, Wine Man, Winery Khareba.

Another important event focusing on Georgian winemaking at Boston Wine Expo is the Seminar The Republic of Georgia: Wines from Ancient Vines, scheduled for February 15.  The Seminar is to be conducted by wine expert Lisa Granik, Master of Wine. Ms. Granik is involved in development of marketing strategy of the Georgian wine, as one of international experts cooperating with Georgia's National Wine Agency.

Boston Wine Expo program reads:  "Lisa Granik MW, whose knowledge and experience of Georgia date back to the 1980s, will conduct a fascinating guided tasting seminar, offering a range of eight wines. These range from wines made by the millennia-old qvevri method, in which a clay vessel is used to ferment and store wine, to wines made with native varieties in an accessible contemporary style. This is an extraordinary opportunity to discover unfamiliar and delicious wines made from some of Georgia’s 500 indigenous varieties, using both traditional and modern methods ... In Georgia, wine is central to life, culture and religious symbolism: the original Georgian Cross is said to be composed of grapevines".

The Boston Wine Expo is an annual event, celebrating wine, food and culture from the greatest wine-growing regions of the world. Founded in 1991 by the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, the Boston Wine Expo has grown into one of the most well-known and respected wine events in the country. The Boston Wine Expo makes a significant impact on the non-profit community by donating a portion of its proceeds to charity. To date, over $1,000,000 has been distributed by the Boston Guild of Oenophilists to over 27 charitable entities since the event's inception. Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.

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