04.Dec .2020 15:15

Wine Cellars are in a Catastrophic State - Sommelier Association

Wine Cellars are in a Catastrophic State - Sommelier Association
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Shalva Khetsuriani, President of Georgian Sommelier Association declares that small wine cellars are in a catastrophic state in Georgia.

Khetsuriani told TV-program Business Morning, that it is necessary to have a more constructive dialogue with the government on the existed problems in the sector.

“Wine cellars are in a catastrophic state and will get even worse as most of them do not work on export. Their main activity is based on tourism. However, 100% of their income was generated form tourists. In the best case, wine was sold on the domestic market. Today, none of them is active.

The tourism sector has made a great contribution to the development of the Georgian economy, including small wine cellars.

Now we need to help this sector. So, we ask that wine cellars might be included in the list of benefits," Shalva Khetsuriani told Business Morning.