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Georgian Wines Available at Restaurants in Sochi During Winter Olympics

Mukuzani wine at Besini

Mukuzani wine at Besini, a Georgian winery

Olympic 2014 fans attending the special events in Sochi, Russia will be able to find Georgian (Sakartvelo) wines at various area restaurants. Restaurants can be a wonderful venue for discovering new wines and new grape varieties. Food enhances wine; wine enhances food.

According to Hvino, in an interview with the Russian daily Izvestia, Levan Davitashvili head of the National Wine Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture said, “At the moment, negotiations are underway with several famous Georgian producers interested in selling their wine brands during the Olympics.” The wines most popular in Russia include Khvanchkara, Kindzmarauli, Tvishi, Saperavi and Mukuzani.

With the world’s attention focused on the 2014 Winter Olympics, this is a great time for Georgian wines to be available. Certainly with worldwide visitors arriving to watch the games, it is a perfect opportunity for wine enthusiasts to discover Georgian wines.

Cheers, Kathy

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