New Wine Festival was Held in Tbilisi
Thousands of people attended the New Wine Festival in Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi, which was celebrated for the 10th time this year. A total of 250 wine producers participated in the new Wine Festival including large companies and small and medium family Cellars.
Wine experts, masters, bloggers and media representatives from 13 countries have visited Georgia to attend the festival. The festival was organized by Georgian Wine Club with the support of the National Wine Agency and Tbilisi City Hall.
According to the chair of the National Wine Agency, Levan Mekhuzla, the main goal of the festival is to popularize Georgian wine, increase the level of wine education in Georgia and enhance consumer culture.
"This year's festival is overcrowded. With the support of the National Wine Agency, many foreign wine professionals visited Georgia from France, the United States, Japan and other countries. Today they are exploring Georgian wine and wine culture. This festival serves popularization of Georgian wine and increase of its awareness, "Mekhuzla says.
The festival has traditionally started with Qvevri opening ceremony. This year, at the Qvevri opening ceremony the guests had the opportunity to taste “Otskhanuri Sapere” made in Telepa, Terjola municipality, which was selected by the Wine Club.
The best wines of Kakheti, Kartli, Imereti, Guria, Samegrelo, Racha-Lechkhumi, Adjara, Samtskhe-Javakheti were presented at the festival: “Rkatsiteli”, “Saperavi”, “Otskhanuri Sapre”, “Kisi”, “Khikhvi”, “Chinuri”, “Kakhuri Mtsvane”, “Tavkheri”, “Shavkapito”, “Ojaleshi”, “Orbeluri Ojaleshi”, “Aleksandrouli”, “Mujuretuli”, “Tsitska”, “Tsolikouri”, “Krakhuna”, “Tsulukidzis Tetra”, “Chkhaveri”, “Dzelshavi”, “Skhilatubani”, “Kundza”, “Khidistauri”, “Kakhuri Mtsvivani”, ”Saperavi Budeshurisebri” and etc.