The four-day fair began on March 7 at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe, where about 80 countries displayed their wines. Georgia is represented by Besini, Dugladze, Kindzmarauli Corporation, Shalauri, Schuchmann Wines, Vaziani, Winery Khareba.
The Ambassador of Georgia to Japan Levan Tsintsadze attended the Georgian wines stand, helping Georgian wineries as well as other food & beverage suppliers to display their products to the Japanese market.
Within the exhibition's framework, FOODEX JAPAN hosted a seminar and presentation on Georgian wine. Georgia’s National Wine Agency says it intends to continue promoting Georgian wine abroad. The agency believes it is important for Georgia to be involved in top trade fairs around the world as it raises awareness of Georgian wine among international customers.
Japan in particular is a growing export market for Georgian wine – in 2016 alone, 160,000 bottles of Georgian wine were exported to Japan, which made for a 15 percent year-over-year increase.
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