Georgian Wineries Take Part in Tokyo Exhibition

TOKYO – Eight Georgian wineries are currently being showcased at the “2016 Wine and Gourmet Japan” exhibition in Tokyo.

Giorgi Tevzadze, the chairman of the National Wine Agency, hosted a Georgian wine tasting and seminar.

This is the fifth time in the last two years that Georgian wines have taken center stage at Japan’s most prestigious viticulture exhibition.

“Presenting Georgian wine at Wine and Gourmet Exhibition is the best way to promote and bring products to the Japanese market and to find local distributors,” stated the National Wine Agency said in a prepared statement. “Last year, Wine and Gourmet Japan had more than 75,000 visitors. It is one of the most promising exhibitions in (East) Asia and the participation of Georgian wines is a main priority. This year the exhibition will bring together leading wine experts, importers and buyers from Asia.”

Georgia’s Ambassador to Japan, Levan Tsintsadze, and representatives of National Wine Agency attended Wednesday’s opening of the event.

This year’s Wine and Gourmet Japan exhibition runs from April 13-16.

By Ana Akhalaia

Edited by Nicholas Waller

15 April 2016 00:14