Wednesday, June 1, 2016

French President opens "Cité du Vin" in Bordeaux, meets with Georgian Prime Minister

01.06.2016. (Hvino News). On May 31 French president François Hollande and mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe officially opened Cité du Vin  (Centre for Wine and Civilizations)  in Bordeaux.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with François Hollande on the sideline of Cité du Vin opening ceremony.

Georgia's PM came to inauguration because the first country exhibition at new 80-million-Euro wine centre will be devoted to the Georgian wine-making.

In July-August 2017 Georgia,  as an honored guest, will present "Vineyard-Georgia", a solo exhibition celebrating its traditional winemaking and viticulture (Read more at:
In 2017 the year of Georgia in Bordeaux will be celebrated at new Center for Wine and Civilizations.) The Bordeaux Centre will jointly organize the exhibition with Georgia.

"We will be able to reveal Georgia as a cradle of wine civilization. Today President Hollande and the Bordeaux Mayor once again confirmed Georgia is a cradle of wine civilization and that is a very important achievement,” Mr. Kvirikashvili said.

Mr. Holland also congratulated Georgia on its 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. Mr. Kvirikashvili said after lifting of visa requirements for Georgian citizens in the Schengen area was the main topic of discussion during the brief meeting. "The French President pledged his support in order to have a go-ahead from France over this issue as soon as possible,” Mr. Kvirikashvili told Georgian journalists in Bordeaux.

Building the new centre was initiated by mayor Alain Juppe. The Center, which is 14 thousand square meters, will feature modern architecture and technology and will present the latest achievements in the field.

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