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Wine contest in Georgia to reveal world’s best Saperavi wine

Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi is preparing to host the first Saperavi World Prize competition, inviting samples from Saperavi wine producers from around the globe to join the wine contest.

Saperavi World Prize is conceived to become not only a wine contest of Saperavi wines produced on all continents, but a meeting point of international winemakers and Georgian tradition-keepers, backed by an eight millennia-old winemaking history of Georgia – the cradle of wine.

The contest, which will become annual, is initiated and organised by wine news publisher Hvino News - the world’s primary news and information resource on Georgian wine - with official support of Georgian National Wine Agency.

For the first time the Saperavi wines produced in all these countries will be judged in Georgia, by an international jury involving top experts in Saperavi winemaking.

While the list of participants is almost complete, the entry is still open for wineries from outside Georgia who produce Saperavi. Participation in the contest is free for winemakers thanks to support of corporate sponsors – Georgian and international companies interested in raising awareness of their brands on international level.

The top award of Saperavi World Prize will be a miniature gold azarpesha, which is an elegant wine vessel with long handles, made of silver or gold. These richly decorated objects are now rare antique collectibles.