The issue of including wine made by Georgian traditional methods in the list of special wines of The International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) has moved to the final stage of discussion. After discussing in the OIV Working Group, this issue was supported and moved to the next stage of the discussion. In accordance with OIV procedures, the final decision on the matter will be taken in 2020.
The workshop meeting held in the head-office of OIV, Paris was attended by Levan Mekhuzla, chairman of the National Wine Agency. During his visit to France, Levan Mekhuzla also participated in the Executive Committee meeting of the organization and held meetings with OIV leadership.
In 2017, The International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) has adopted a proposal for an accelerated review of the Georgian side to consider, that wine made by Georgian traditional methods, or fermentation with “Chacha” (Amber wine) will be included in the list of OIV special wines.
According to his estimation, currently, OIV special wine list includes 7 wines: Sparkling wines, Carbonated wines, Fortified wines, Liqueur wines, Sweet wines with residual sugar derived from grapes, “Icewine”, Flor or film wines.After completion of due procedures, Georgian Amber wines will be the 8th one in the OIV list.
This decision will be another important event to promote popularization and awareness of Georgian traditional wines all over the world.