BBC airs a reportage on Georgian viniculture
From old cellar to successful winery - BBC has aired a reportage about a family business of wine making and about Georgian viniculture in general. the crew of the television visited the family business enterprise of twin prothers Gamtkitsulashvili, who run a complex comprising wine cellars and a hotel, called the Twins Old Cellar, located in the Kakheti region in the eastern part of Georgia. They make their wine in clay vessels called kvevri in accordance with the traditional Georgian method.
`Georgia is famous for its wine among the former Soviet countries. But the industry suffered after the doors to its main export market - Russia - closed in 2006 due to an embargo from the country. Winemakers believe Georgia, with its rich history of viniculture, can make up for lost revenue by using wine to attract tourists to the area,` the video says.