Georgia exports wine to 39 countries across the world

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method. Photo by N.Alavidze/, 07 Oct 2014 - 11:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

More Georgian wine is continuing to be exported to Russia.

From January 1 to September 30, Georgia exported 42.8 million 0.75 litre bottles of wine, valued at $137 million USD to 39 countries across the world.

Of this, Russia obtained 27.9 million bottles, which was 65 percent of total exports, said the National Wine Agency of Georgia based on latest state data.

Wine exports increased in both volume and value in the first nine months of the year.

In particular, the volume of wine exported grew by 62 percent, while the value surged by 64 percent compared to the same period of 2013.

Latest data showed Ukraine was the second highest importer of Georgian wine, followed by Kazakhstan, Poland, Belarus, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Azerbaijan.