Georgian wine showcased at wine fairs in China

Eight Georgian wine companies participated at the 10th China International Wine Fair as honourable guests. Photo by Georgia's National Wine Agency., 21 Mar 2016 - 13:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia, a country famous for its wine-making history and traditions, is participating at the 10th China International Wine Fair as an honourable guest.

The event took place in Luzhou city in China from March 19-21, 2016.

At the exhibition Georgia’s stand showcased the country’s rich wine history. Visitors were also invited to taste Georgian wine and learn more about traditional Georgian wine-making methods.

Georgia’s National Wine Agency supported eight Georgian wine companies to participate in the fair.

These wine companies were: Winery Khareba, Bagrationi 1882, Dugladze Wine Company, Teliani Valley, Chateau Mukhrani, Telada, GWS and Bolero.

The Agency announced Georgia will also host a stall at the 94th China Food & Drinks Fair in China, held from March 21-26 in Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province.

Promoting Georgian wine in China was extremely important, said the Agency, adding China was one of the strategic markets Georgia was targeting in terms of wine exports.

In the past 12 months the amount of Georgian wine China imported had increased dramatically. In 2015 China imported 2,672,154 bottles of Georgian wine – a 122 percent increase on 2014.