Washington DC: Monday Nov 12: Georgia Walk-Around: Blind Varietal and Skin Contact Competition: Winner Travels to Georgia in 2019:

We are very pleased to invite you a trade and media tasting of Georgian wines at SUPRA Monday, November 12 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. 
But this isn't just any trade and media tasting......
Join us for lunch and meet some of Georgia's top winemakers at this walk-around tasting on Monday, November 12. Test your tasting skills with a blind tasting of Georgian various varietals and vinification methods. The winner will travel to Georgia in 2019 to experience Georgian wines first hand.
Monday, November 12, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm

1205 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
This tasting is one of three events during the first annual "vino Forum(Ghvino or ღვინო is widely thought to be the origin of the word "wine"). 
This Ghvino Forum is the first in a series of events to be held in the United States.The event was produced to further advance the understanding of the origin of wine, the historical geopolitical and economic influence of wine for Georgia and in the region and the current role of the Georgian wine sector on the worldwide stage.
For details on the following events, go to Ghvino Forum 2018
Saperavi Festival at the Embassy of Georgia on Sunday, November 11 
Trade & Media Tasting to be held at SUPRA, Monday, November 12 
Consumer Tasting to be held at SUPRA, Monday, November 12  
Conference: Wine, Society, and Geopolitics: How History, Political Economy, and Wine Intersect in the Caucasus and Beyond, Tuesday, November 13

This event was also inspired by the worldwide interest in by the release of the 2017 archeological report along with the simultaneous selection as the first exhibit selected by the “Cité des Civilisations Du Vin”, the museum for wine civilization in Bordeaux, France. The exhibit, “The Cradle of Wine” lasting from July through September 2017, included the placement of a Georgian Qvevri at the entrance of the center for the permanent exposition. This placement was to honor the 2013 selection of Georgian traditional method of Qvevri wine-making on the list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.

Please note: Only licensed trade and media can compete for the trip to Georgia. Space is limited, and RSVP is required. 
Please contact Alina Zarr at azarr@marqenergie.com with your name, title and company affiliation to RSVP or for further information.

Thank you for your interest in Georgian Wines!  (for more information on Georgian wines, including profiles of more than 170 Georgian producers, go to www.winesgeorgia.com 
Best regards, 
Julie for the Wines of Georgia team