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Georgian wine export: progress and challenges

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, March 19
The export of Georgian wine has dramatically increased in January-February 2014. Around 50 wine companies from Georgia have exported around 10 million bottles of Georgian wine to 18 countries.

The list is headed by Russia, followed by Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, and Latvia. 68% of the entire wine export goes to Russia.

Georgian wines are triumphantly returning to Russia. However, the Georgian wine-makers are still continuing to supply new markets with wine not being concentrated only on Russia.

However, current political developments around Crimea have created the sense of challenge for the Georgian wines. Exporters are concerned that Russia might re-institute the economic sanctions against Georgia for a second time.

So far however, there is no indication that this will happen.