CULTURE
Georgia an honorable host in world’s wine capital Bordeaux
03 August, 2017
Exhibition Georgia – The Cradle of Wine was opened on July 31 at the “Cité des Civilisations Du Vin” (City of Wine Civilizations) in Bordeaux, France. The exhibition will last for 4 months and will be closed in November.

As a reminder, France’s city of Bordeaux declared 2017 as the year of Georgia, since the country is famous for its ancient winemaking culture counting over 8000 years under its belt.

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According to the city administration, the decision was made due to the fact Georgia is not only the winemaking country, but also has ancient winemaking traditions.

As the organizers of the exhibition noted, Georgia is the first invited country, which opened the cycle of viticulture and winemaking exhibitions at “Center of Wine Civilization”. Additionally Georgia is the honorable host of the Wine Civilization Museum. According to them, it is very important event for Georgia, because this is one more chance and opportunity for the country to present itself as an ancient country of wine civilization and the essential part of European culture. It is a perfect opportunity for the country to show itself from different perspectives such as culture, history and economy.

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Bordeaux is a world center of wine-making. This city is famous for its old wine culture and at present it is considered the hub of winemaking and fine wine trading.

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The idea of building a “Center for Wine Civilization” in Bordeaux belongs to the City Mayor, Alan Juppé. The Center, which is 14 thousand square meters, features modern architecture and technology and presents the latest achievements in the field. An interdisciplinary center evoking history, geography, the life sciences, ethnography, literature, philosophy and the arts, the museum aims to promote a better understanding of both present and future challenges facing the wine industry. It brings together wine civilizations throughout the world.

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For temporary exhibitions 7 000 m2 is allocated. The center hosts over 425,000 visitors per year. Cité des Civilisations Du Vin aims to introduce the history of wine civilization to its visitors.

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