A Wine on Six: “Georgian wine evolution: Kvevri gold at Decanter Awards”

Review by Mariam Papidze

Economic Editor

Agenda.ge, 5 Jul 2018, Tbilisi,Georgia

Wine blog ‘A Wine on Six’ has published an article written by Miquel Hudin, who was one of the judges of wine competition Decanter Awards, where Georgian wines won several top prizes.

In the story Hudin shared past statistics in terms of how wines from Georgia have been both entered as well as scored:

  • 2008 – 17 wines, 1 Silver
  • 2009 – 14 wines, 2 Silvers
  • 2010 – 33 wines, 2 Silvers, 1 Regional Trophy
  • 2011 – 21 wines, 4 Silvers
  • 2012 – 28 wines, 2 Silvers
  • 2013 – 45 wines
  • 2014 – 35 wines, 1 Silver2015 – 28 wines, 4 Silvers
  • 2016 – 66 wines, 10 Silvers
  • 2017 – 68 wines, 7 Silvers, 2 Golds, 2 Platinums
  • 2018 – 97 wines, 21 Silvers (although 1 nearly Gold), 1 Platinum

"As you can see, there are two trends here. The first is the amount of wines being entered which jumped 30% from 2017 to 2018–this is definitely not insignificant. Also not insignificant is the sharp jump in medal totals. It’s not that myself and my fellow table mates were being generous but that some seriously good wines were sent in this year”, the blog reads.

"As to why there were no medals in 2013, I think it’s because this was the last year of the Russian Embargo and many wineries were hurting badly financially given their dependence on the market and thus, sending to Decanter just wasn’t an option, or they weren’t even producing in 2012 as hail damage was severe in the east where the bulk of production is”, the blog reads.

Read the full story here.

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