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.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has commented about the controversy around the Sakdrisi gold deposit and instructed the Minister of Culture to settle this dispute effectively as soon as possible.
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has held meeting with the Patriarch of All Armenians Karekin II within the official visit to the Republic of Armenia. The catholicos and the president discussed the religious-cultural relationship of the centuries-old history of Georgian and Armenian peoples.
Administration of the Patriarch of Georgia has released a special statement on the situation in Ukraine, where the number of victims has increased up to twenty-eight during the past few days` clashes and strikes between the riot police and the demonstrators.
Within the official visit to Azerbaijan, President of Georgia today visited the historic area of Baku, the Old City Icheri Sheheri. Giorgi Margvelashvili walked in the ancient streets of the Old City and saw the symbol of Baku - the Maiden Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has proposed to found a museum of wine. Irakli Gharibashvili attended the presentation of the Research Project of Georgian Vine and Wine Culture at the National Museum today...