GEORGIAN WINE COMES TO DUBLIN


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GEORGIAN WINE COMES TO DUBLIN
The Embassy of Georgian in Dublin in association with the Georgian Wine Agency will be holding their 2nd Georgian Wine event on Wednesday 10th April, 2019 in the Westbury Hotel (off) Grafton Street, Dublin 2  from 2:00 – 5:00.  Trade & Press by invitation only.

A Georgian Wine Masterclass & Tutored Tasting will take place from 14:00 – 15:00 and will be presented by Giorgi Tevzadze*,  Advisor at  the LEPL National Wine Agency and Aleksandre Gabunia*, Chief Specialist  at the  LEPL National Wine Agency.

Wine masterclass starts at 2pm to 3pm; free pour tasting 3pm to 5pm

Georgia has an 8,000 year old history of making wine.  Numerous archeological discoveries have left historians in no doubt that Georgia is the birthplace of wine.  What makes Georgian wine making so unique is their centuries old wine making technique, known as Quervi.  Wine is fermented in clay vessels to create rich organic wines using the same methods used in the Neolithic era.  This ancient Quervi winemaking technique is now listed as a UNESCO intangible heritage.  Georgia has over 500 indigenous grape varieties in 10 wine making regions with a variety of climates and mesoclimates where wine is very much a part of Georgian life and culture.

Some of the wineries already signed up to take part in the 2019 Georgian Wine Fair include:
Alexsi Tsukilashvili, Director, ARMUNJI  LLC; Ketevan Zautashvili, Winemaker, ARMUNJI  LLC; Lika Dentoshvili, Marketing Director,Sesiashvili; Giorgi Mandzulashvili, Director, Marndzulas Marani; Gvantsa Tchigvaria, Marketing and Export Manager, Chrebalo Wine Cellar;Irakli KhakhutashviliDirector,Wine House Gremi

The 2019 Georgian Fair is being organised by the Embassy of Georgia in Dublin.
Contact:   Natia Kalandia Embassy of Georgia  E: nkalandia@mfa.gov.ge
Event Organiser:  To book a place at the Masterclass (pre-booking essential) or to attend the Georgian Wine fair contact: Jean Smullen Email: jean@jeansmullen.com 
Tel (086) 816 8468 

Note:* Giorgi Tevzadze, a consultant with the Georgian Wine Institute is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  Having completed his BA in Wine Technology he went on to complete his Masters Degree at the University of Davis in the Viticulture and Enology Department in 2002.   He is Executive Director of The Qvevri Foundation” and a founding member of the Young Winemakers’ Union of Georgia (YWUG).

*Aleksandre Gabunia started to work at the National Wine Agency of Georgia on March 1, 2005 and currently holds the position of the Chief Specialist, Marketing and PR Department at the LEPL National Wine Agency (Subordinated Body of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia).

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