NASA to help determine Georgia as birthplace of wine
11 January, 2016
 NASA to help determine Georgia as birthplace of wine
Georgia is thought to be the cradle of wine but soon we will be able to prove it scientifically as well.

“NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States - is helping Georgia to determine if Georgia is birthplace of wine”, Hvino.com reports.

"According to David Magradze, the head of the Viticulture Department of the National Wine Agency, the final result would be known in 2016, although it was initially planned for December 2015. The National Agency of Georgian wine said the project will scientifically determine Georgia as the birthplace of wine. The scientific research requires a long-term process until the final results can be published.

“The first result of models sent into the NASA laboratory showed a wine acid remain was discovered in one model, which is consider as mark of European vine. The second parts of models are already sent and research will finish in December. Declaring Georgia as birthplace of wine will be most important phenomena, which will rise in interests in the world about Georgia,” Magradze said.

The government of Georgia started to work on the project in January 2014. Read more: The U.S. Space Administration to study the Georgia's vine samples.

Several international scientific centers, such as a laboratory of NASA, Pennsylvania State University, University of Montpellier, University of Milan, are also involved in the project.

“We are sure definitely Georgia is the birthplace of wine, but
the models need to be recognized and declared by the leading scientists of the world," Levan Davitashvili said.

“We aren’t interested in proving that winemaking was born in Georgia,” insists David Lordkipanidze, the director of the Georgia National Museum, in Tbilisi. “That isn’t our goal. There are much better questions to ask. Why did it start? How did it spread across the ancient world? How do you connect today’s grape varieties to the wild grape? These are the important questions,” says the article.

Related stories:

Is Georgia the world's cradle of wine? - CNN

Georgia listed among top 16 destinations to travel in 2016 by CNN


Print
Other Stories
Plastic bags to be banned in Georgia from September
Polyethylene bags will be forbidden in Georgia soon.
Famous Sukhishvili Diet: Get perfect shape rapidly
Summer is approaching and everyone wants to get into shape and loose some extra weight.
Visa-free travel to EU countries: Must-know tips for Georgian citizens
The visa-free travel regime for Georgia with Europe will take on March 28. Citizens with biometric passports will be able to travel to the Schengen countries
Inspectors targeting polluters to appear in Tbilisi in April
Street inspectors responsible for fining street polluters will appear in Tbilisi from April 3.
11 people in a week: Alarming statistics of road accidents in Georgia
Eleven people were killed in road accidents throughout Georgia last week.
New parks to be constructed in Tbilisi districts
Several new recreational areas will appear in Tbilisi.
Temperature anomalies detected in Georgia at different times
The storm that hit Imereti region of western Georgia yesterday is of anomalous nature, the National Environmental Agency claims.
First Georgian researcher obtains Gail Kelly Award in education field
The doctoral thesis of a Georgian researcher, Nutsa Kobakhidze, was evaluated as the best by the American International and Comparative Education Society.
Hungarian tourist killed by avalanche in Kazbegi
Mountain Resorts Development Company of Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development urges tourists to abide
Get Energetic with Radio NRJ Georgia
International music station Radio NRJ started to broadcast on March 14 from its Tbilisi studio in the new Radio Café
Street artist transforms Georgian alphabet into funny monsters
Georgian artist Tamuna Tsakhnakia, widely known under her nickname Tamoonz, has transformed unique Georgian alphabet into a bizarre creatures.
Pay with a poem for coffee or tea in Tbilisi cafés
To celebrate the World Poetry Day, several Tbilisi cafés will serve coffee and tea for free, if a customer leaves a poem behind.
Batumi Calm After Yesterday’s Clashes
The situation in Georgia’s Black Sea city, Batumi, is calm today, after last night’s clashes between protesters and law enforcement
Georgian guides – ‘the ambassadors of the country’ talk about what tourists like and dislike
More and more tourists visit our country each year and they are most often hosted by private companies and tourist guides.
European Court Extends Suspension On Change To Georgian TV Owner
Europe's top human rights court has prolonged its suspension of an attempt by the government in Tbilisi to put the country's biggest independent television
Young Georgian inventor’s wheelchair might change the life of PWDs
Young Georgian student Karlo Khutsishvili, the winner of Millennium Innovations Award competition and the author of a number of inventions such as Multiclimatizator and Life Saver,
Solar energy for monasteries in Georgia
The EU-funded Civil society Local Energy Efficient Network (CLEEN) has set up the “100% renewable energy to monasteries of Georgia” project
Fly to Europe for 9.99 euros! - Wizzair marks visa liberalization with a special discount
Wizzair, the largest low-cost air company in Central and Eastern Europe is planning to mark the signing of a document granting Georgian citizens
Strasbourg Court suspends the enforcement of the Supreme Court decision on Rustavi 2 case
Rustavi 2 TV company Director General Nika Gvaramia announced that the Strasbourg Court has suspended the enforcement of the Supreme Court decision
A story of Georgian Hachiko
The story of Georgian Hachiko has touched the hearts of many people on social media.
BBC: Georgia row over TV channel ruling
Georgia's Supreme Court has ordered to return the nation's biggest independent TV channel to its previous co-owner,
“Rustavi 2” TV Company case: Court decision, supporters, confronting parties
By the decision of Georgia’s Supreme Court, the businessman Kibar Khalvashi is declared the owner of 60% of shares of Rustavi 2 TV Company
US Embassy concerned on the Supreme Court’s Decision Related to Rustavi 2
The United States views with concern the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Rustavi 2,
The first Children's Library opens in Guria Region
The first Children's Library was opened in Georgia’s western Guria Region.
Five Georgian students to visit NASA
Georgian 8th grade students will visit NASA Space Center and take part in the educational program in the USA.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Other Stories
More and more Georgian alternative musical bands are emerging on the scene.
Wooden products are gaining popularity on Georgian market, including glasses, watches, bags, etc. A new item was added to that list recently – bows made of natural wood.
Georgian citizens will be able to enter the EU without a visa for short stays, under a new law passed by the Parliament on Thursday, - Official website of European Parliament reports.
The heavy fire has entirely destroyed the building of a trade centre Chidren’s World last night.
The world-famous American musician Moby expressed his support to Georgian rock band The Mins at the nearest Eurovision contest publicly.
In all prisons throughout Georgia a special Christmas service was held.
An awesome footage featuring foreign students singing Georgian song has gone viral on social media.
Have you wondered how New Year was celebrated in Georgia and what it looked like in the past?
Company GD ALCO, the leading distributor of premium spirits in Georgia, hosted yet another very respectable guest, Guilliame De Guitaut, the brand ambassador of Hennessy,
Elle, a popular French magazine focusing on fashion and beauty, listed jacket designed by Balenciaga’s Georgian creative director Demna Gvasalia among 10 Most Wearable Winter Trends.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.4472
EUR
1
EUR
2.6408
GBP
1
GBP
3.0431
RUB
100
RUB
4.2951