Georgian Wines Receive Top Awards at Tokyo Competition

TOKYO - Georgian wine producers have won the highest awards at Japan’s third annual Sakura Women’s Wine Awards.

Held from January 30-February 3, over 3,500 wines from 35 wine producing countries took part in the competition.

Georgia’s Kakhuri, Telavi Wine Cellar, Shumi, Kindzmarauli and Lukasi vineyards took home top prizes with vintages that included Georgia’s indigenous 8,000 year-old qvevri wine making method.

The competition’s jury includes Japanese women who work as sommeliers, culinary writers and wine journalists.

The Sakura Double Gold winner will compete for the Diamond Award at Japan’s International Foodex Exhibition on 8 March.

Georgian wine maker, Kakhuri vineyards’ 2005 Saperavi Special Reserve will compete in this year’s competition as the Sakura Double Gold winner.

16 February 2016 17:44