Manchester hosts Georgian wine tasting event

  • A presentation by Abbott about the Georgian winemaking culture and history, vine varieties produced in the country, was also included in the programme. Photo: Georgian Wine UK

Agenda.ge, 12 May 2022 - 15:43, Tbilisi,Georgia

About 60 Georgian wines, including types not yet on the British market, were presented at a tasting event in Manchester in the north of England as part of the Georgian National Wine Agency’s promotion efforts, the Agency revealed on Thursday.

Attended by around 40 guests ranging from sommeliers to other professionals in the field and the media, the event was hosted by Sarah Abbott, the Director of Swirl Wine Group, a partner of the Georgian Agency.

A presentation by Abbott about the Georgian winemaking culture and history, vine varieties produced in the country, was also included in the programme.

As one of the largest importers and consumers of wine in the world, the UK has emerged as one of the “potentially growing strategic markets” for Georgian wine exports since 2014, the Agency said. 

A total of 245,653 bottles of wine were exported from Georgia to the UK between January-April this year, marking a 13 percent increase compared to the same period of 2021.

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