Chinese Consumers Thirsty for Georgian Wine

cwsa-newsThe Agricultural Ministry of Georgia has unveiled a special promotional centre and winemaking house at Beijing’s Nutrition and Alcohol Research Institute to celebrate the increasing Chinese interest in Georgian wine. The event was attended by China’s Deputy Agricultural Minister, along with wine importers and industry representatives from both countries.  According to ministry data, wine represents 93% of Georgia’s agricultural exports, with around one million litres going to China in recent years. These numbers are expected to grow as a team of Chinese importers will be visiting Georgia in August to meet with wine producers about building partnerships. Between January and April of 2015 alone, Georgian wine exports to China skyrocketed by 87%. According to Georgian Agricultural Minister Otar Danelia, “We are glad to see demand of Georgian wine is increasing in China.” In recent years, Georgian wine producers such as Bagratinoni and Alaznuri have enjoyed a great deal of success at CWSA events by bringing home Gold Medals.

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