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Georgia – Cradle of Wine Coming Up Exhibitions

“Cité des civilisations du Vin” exhibition “Georgia – the cradle of wine” was closed solemnly in the city of Bordeaux, France. The exhibition lasted for three months and Georgia was the first invited and the host country. Following the “Cité des civilisations du Vin”  of Bordeaux, similar exhibitions will be held …

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Qvevri Became a Part of the Permanent Exposition in Bordeaux City

The Qvevri is part of the permanent exposition of the World Civilization Center of Wine – At the largest entrance to the Cité des Civilisations Du Vin in the Bordeaux, a large Qvevri was placed as intangible cultural heritage monument, recognized by UNESCO. Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the ceremony, that opened an …

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Foreign Scientists Acknowledge Georgia as Homeland of Winemaking


Georgia is the cradle of viticulture and winemaking and this was substantiated by specialists from 7 countries after 3-year research works. The project was led by Patrick McGovern. Pennsylvania University Museum professor, biochemist and winemaking historian. On October 10-11 in Bordeaux, the city of wine civilization, as part of Georgia …

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New Guide to the ‘Cradle of Wine’ Released

A new book on the wines and winemaking culture of Georgia by award-winning wine writer Miquel Hudin has been released. ‘Georgia: A guide to the cradle of wine’ was officially presented on 9 June at the opening of Winexpo in the Caucasian country’s capital Tbilisi but is now available for …

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Archaeological Dig Confirms Georgia’s Wine Heritage

Georgia’s claim to be the cradle of winemaking have been strengthened with the discovery of vine residue dating back 8000 years at an archaeological dig. The excavations, in southeastern Georgia‘s Kvemo Kartli region, have provided fresh support for the country’s claim of being the birthplace of winemaking, according to Georgian …

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Kakheti: Georgia’s cradle of wine – Euronews


Kakheti is Georgia’s main wine-producing region in the country’s east. Wine grapes have been cultivated in these lands for 8,000 years, which, archaeologists say, makes Kakheti the cradle of wine. A total of 104 endemic varieties of grapes grow at the Alaverdi Monastery of Saint George, which traces its history …

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