A Georgian wine tasting was held in Matsuyama, Japan.
The tasting was attended by numerous wine importers, masters, representatives of the media, restaurants and hotels chains.
During the event master of wine Kenichi Ohashi offered guests Georgian wine while introducing them to its history and culture, as well as to certain aspects of the modern Georgian wine industry.
“Georgia is known as the homeland of wine and there are 525 different grape varieties. Like Japanese cuisine, UNESCO also added the ancient traditional Georgian winemaking method using the qvevri to its Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. We are planning to continue marketing activities next year”, stated Ohashi.
Kenichi Ohashi, considered a Georgian wine ambassador in Japan, presented seven varieties of Georgian wine to visitors: Rkatsiteli Superior 2015 (Shato Mukhrani); Rkatsiteli 2016 (Orgo); Mtsvane 2015 (Iberiuli); Mtsvane 2016 (Makashvili wine cellar); Saperavi 2016 (Giuaani); Mukuzani 2014 (Iberiuli) and Saperavi 2015 ( Shalauri cellar).
The event was organized by the Red Bridge group, which was contracted to hold the tasting by the Georgian National Wine Agency.
Matsuyama region is known for wine production in Japan. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)