presentation of Georgian wine was held in the capital of Japan, Tokyo and in
Osaka. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Japan
Levan Tsintsadze and Georgian Winner of the Hatsu Bashu Tournament, Sumoist
Levan Gorgodze, the same Tochinoshin visited the event in Tokyo. They were able
to get acquainted with Georgian wines together with Japanese professionals.
Tochinshin’s visit was a great surprise for organizers and participants of the
In the events held in Tokyo and Osaka, 35 Georgian wine producers were
presented with 100 wines. Presentation of Georgian Wine was attended by
350 wine professionals in Tokyo and 300 in Osaka: there were distributors,
importers, sommeliers, resorts, etc.
The tasting was led by the National Wine Agency contractor, master of
wine Kenichi Ohashi. Kenichi Ohashi is the only master of wine in Japan
and represents the Agency contractor marketing company Red Bridge, which
has been working in Japan on marketing and advertising
campaign of Georgian wine and winemaking since 2017.
The export of Georgian wine has great potential in Japan, as well as the
entire East-Asian region, Japan is a growing export market for Georgian wine.
With the support of the National Wine Agency, Georgian wine companies will be
presented in Japan’s large exhibition “Wine & Gourmet Show” and “FOODEX
JAPAN”, as well as specialized tasting in various Japanese cities.
In addition, the 20th awarding ceremony of the International competition
“Japan Wine Challenge” and the Gala Dinner was held at the Hotel “Conrad Tokyo”
in Tokyo, which was attended by the Princess of Japan, Her Highness
Princess Takamado and congratulated the winners, among them were
representatives of Georgian wine companies. In particular, one of the most
important international competitions in Asia, the 20th Japan Wine Challenge
2017, won the following wines: “Chigogidze Wines” “Saperavi 2015” won a the
highest award of the competition – Platinum Medal and regional “Trophy” “As the
best red wine from Georgia. 2 gold medals won “Vaziani Company” line
“Makashivli Marani” wines “Green 2016” and “Khikhvi 2016”. “Khikhvi 2016” also
earned a regional “Trophy” as the best white wine from Georgia. A charity
auction was held during the Gala Dinner. The oficial sponsor of the
evening was “Vaziani Winery”.