GEORGIA AND ARMENIA COMPETE FOR BRAND "CRADLE OF WINE"

Vestnik Kavkaza
Aug 1 2012
Russia

The Wine-makers' Union of Armenia intends to upturn the EU decision
on registration of the brand 'Georgia is the Cradle of Wine'. At the
moment representatives of the Union are studying the procedure for
sending an appeal.

The chairman of the Wine-makers Union, Avag Arutyunyan, stated that
not only Georgia, but also other countries of the region, first of
all Armenia, can lay claim to the status of "Cradle of Wine."

According to the head of the academic Institute of Archeology and
Ethnography, Pavel Avetisyan, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and even a part
of Azerbaijan can be considered to be the cradle of wine - in these
countries corresponding archeological materials have been found,
Day.Az Reports.