WWTG Participants in Kakheti Region

The World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) plenary session participants visited Kakheti region on August 27. Levan Davitashvili, Chairman of the National Wine Agency hosted the guests. During the tour, The guests paid a visit to Alexander Chavchavadze museum and Wine Cellar in village Tsinandali.

WWTG Participants went to see Winery ‘’Khareba’’ tourist complex ,,tunnel’’, also they baked bread in bakery and made ‘’Churchkhela’’. Churchkhela is a traditional sausage-shaped candy made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in tatara – a mixture of flour, sugar and Badagi (concentrated fresh grape juice). Georgians usually make Churchkhela in Autumn when grapes and nuts are harvested. The tour was completed by wine degustation dinner.

World Wine Trade Group plenary meeting was held in hotel "Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel" on 25-26 in Tbilisi, where wine trade-related issues have been highlighted respectively. The Statement on Analytical Methodology and Regulatory Limits on Constituents and Potential Contaminants in Wine has been issued at the session. According to the above mentioned statement, WWTG governments support the need to establish and enforce regulations both to ensure product safety and to ensure that products meet relevant standards relating to the production, composition, and identity of wine.


Georgia acquired the position of chairmanship on April in 2014 and will hold this role for one year. The WWTG is an informal grouping of government and industry representatives from wine-producing countries including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Georgia, New Zealand, the United States and South Africa, aiming to share information and collaborate on a variety of international issues and endeavors to create new opportunities for trading wine.