Georgian kvevri placed in the courtyard of the UN Office in Geneva to mark the UN 70th anniversary
02 March, 2016
Georgian kvevri placed in the courtyard of the UN Office in Geneva to mark the UN 70th anniversary
The official ceremony of placing the Georgian kvevri in the inner courtyard of the UN Office at Geneva was held.
The Georgian Government presented the UN Office at Geneva with a kvevri, which is included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list, to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN foundation.

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Director General of the UN Office at Geneva Michael Møller addressed the attending audience. The ceremony was also attended by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister and the Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister, the Georgia’s Foreign Ministry informs.
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“It is an honour and privilege for me to present to the UN Geneva Office a gift of a traditional Georgian wine vessel – kvevri. This ancient and indispensable element of our Georgian culture and traditions has been placed here in Geneva as our contribution to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Georgia
is known as a cradle of wine with its long tradition of winemaking. Unique traditional method of fermenting wine in kvevri has an 8,000 year history”, Mikheil Janelidze said.
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A memorial plaque, giving viewers information about kvevri’s history and purpose, was unveiled as part of the event.

In conclusion, the guests tasted the Georgian wine and watched Merab Kokochashvili’s documentary “Cradle of Wine”. Brochures about the Georgian traditional winemaking history and techniques were handed out, the Ministry informs.

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