For the second time Hvino News published the international media ranking of Georgian winemakers. This time the report includes last 20 month. The Gold position in the list is once again held by Tbilvino.
Daily Mail published a comprehensive article on the successful launch of Tbilvino Qvevris wine in Great Britain.
In the beginning of 2013 Tbilvino partnered with the largest UK retailer Marks & Spencer. As a result of Marks & Spencer delegation visit, thorough inspection of the enterprise and several wine tastings Qvevris white dry was selected to introduce to the UK wine consumers.
Tbilvino participateდ at the Hong-Kong International Wine and Spirits fair held between 7-9 November 2013 and ProWein China 2013 between 13-15 November 2013 in Shanghai.
Tbilvino signed an exclusive contract with Ukrainian company “Retail Group” recently. Starting from September wines produced by Tbilvino under TM “Georgian Valleys” will enter “Velika Kishenia” and “Welmart” chain stores throughout Ukraine.
In the busy period before harvest, major highlight in Forbes Georgia of August, 2013 is Wine. Detailed profile of Zura and Gaga Margvelashvili and their interesting photo session is published.
Georgia Direct is part of BBC's ongoing series, focusing on Georgia beyond the news headlines and exploring the people, economy, and culture in the country.
The host, Tom Esslemont, interviewed President of Tbilvino, Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili in Working Lives in Georgia: Wine merchant
Liberali's Manana Vardiashvili interviewed President of Tbilvino, Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili. The article features a number of topics, such as, Government's harvest policy, Russian market, and the long-term development strategy of wine industry in Georgia.
7-9 June 2013, Tbilisi - Exhibition Center ExpoGeorgia held 6th exhibition of Wine and Alcoholic Beverages. The expo hosted Georgian Wine Competition that judged the wines based on OIV standards. Panel of jury comprised of international and local wine experts named medal winning wines and companies. Three wines produced by Tbilvino were among the winners.
Qvevris 2011 white dry - Gold
Saperavi 2012 red dry – Gold
Kindzmarauli 2012 red medium sweet - Silver
Tbilvino has been awarded Silver and Bronze medals in the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards and the IWSC on May 20th 2013 in London.
DWWA and IWSC are world’s leading wine competitions, both well known for its rigorous judging processes, which has led both competitions to become most authoritative source of wine recommendations for wine lovers worldwide.
Tbilvino was nominated as a Golden Brand 2012 winner among Georgian wineries again this year.
Tbilvino is offered an opportunity to participate at Emerging Regions Tasting organized in association with Harpers.
26 February, 2013 - Specialists of the Russian Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-Being Surveillance (Rospotrebnadzor) visited Tbilvino winery.
Tbilvino participated at the leading International wine and spirits trade fair held in Dusseldorf between 24-26 March 2013. Tbilvino winery was presented under the Georgian Wine Association umbrella in Hall 6 at stand B52.
8-10 November 2012, Hong Kong – Tbilvino participated at Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Exhibition between 8-10 November.
The Decanter Asia Wine Awards is a new sister competition to the Decanter World Wine Awards, launched in 2012 to recognize wines aimed specifically at the Asian market.
22-24 October 2012, Tbilisi - Exhibition Center ExpoGeorgia held 5th exhibition of Wine and Alcoholic Beverages. The expo also hosted wine competition where 22 Georgian and international wine producing companies presented their wines. Panel of jury comprised of international and local wine experts named medal winning wines and companies. Two wines produced by Tbilvino were among the winning wines.
Qvevris 2010 – white dry - GOLD (87 points)
Saperavi Special reserve 2010 – red dry - Silver (86,2 points)
On September 15th, 2012 non-governmental organization Rotary Club of Almaty with the support of Georgian Embassy in Kazakhstan and one of the sponsor companies Tbilvino organized a grape harvesting event in Almaty. Everyone who loves Georgia, its traditions and culture had an opportunity mark this event.
September 11-14, 2012 – Tbilvino hosted a delegation from its partner company Vinfort, Ukraine, The purpose of the visit was to introduce more closely the history of the winery, taste wines and tour Capital of Georgia, Tbilisi and visit Mtskheta ancient capital of Georgia and Kakheti, main grape growing region in Georgia.
Ukrainian guests had an opportunity to experience first-hand the grape processing activities in Tbilvino’s newly opened grape primary processing plant in town of Kvareli, Kakheti region.
September 3, 2012 – Tbilvino, Georgia’s largest winemaking company, commenced harvest in the newly established Grape Primary Processing plant in town of Kvareli, Kakheti region.
Hvino News announced the results of the first media rating of Georgian wine companies, based on 3 months global media monitoring. Analytical report illustrated the frequency of Georgian wine companies’ mentions in international media.
Tbilvino is being considered as the leader in the media monitoring report. Openness to mass media have resulted in high recognition of Tbilvino worldwide.
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8-12 June 2012 – Georgian National Investment Agency (GNIA) organized Georgian Wine tasting evenings in Hong Kong and Seoul.
The wine-tasting event in Hong Kong was opened by Master of Wine Debra Meiburg who is considered as the most influential wine journalist in Hong Kong. Ms. Meiburg gave brief introduction on the long traditions of wine-making in Georgia and presented Georgian wineries and their products. Wine importer, distributors and wine journalists were among the invited guest. Tbilvino showcased 4 different wines from the portfolio.
22 May 2012 - during the London International Wine Fair 2012 Tbilivno has been awarded with 7 Bronze medals by the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), 1 Bronze and 3 Commended by the Decanter World Wine Awards.
22-24 May, 2012 London - through the facilitations of Georgian Wine Association Tbilvino participated at the most prestigious London International Wine Fair taking place in London’s ExCel center.
“Award-winning Brilliance from the first address in wine – wide and beautiful Georgia”- starts the article - Great Discoveries (April-May 2012 issue) featuring Tbilvino’s Saperavi 2010.
Laithwaites Wines UK, the world’s leading direct-to-home company through the Direct Wines Limited have selected this indigenously Georgian red dry wine for its sophisticated customers. The reason being that the Saperavi 2010 is distinguished for its outstanding quality and value.
9-11 May, 2012 – Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia organized "Georgian Wine Days" in Lithuania and Latvia in an effort to raise awareness of Georgian wines. The delegation was headed by the deputy Minister of Agriculture Ia Janashia.
May 10, 2012 Tbilisi – Wine History Fund organized 4th Georgian National Wine Competition. The purpose of the competition was to boost the quality of Georgian wine and raise awareness of Georgian wine culture and wine consumption.
Up to 30 Georgian wine companies presented their produce at the competition. Jury committee composed of Georgian and international wine experts evaluated the wines and revealed the best of Georgian wine producers and wines.
25-27 April, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic - With the facilitations of Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia Tbilvino along with other Georgian wine producing companies participated at the 15th Trade Fair for Gastronomy ‘Wine and Delicacies”.
April 19, 2012, Tbilisi - Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia and National Wine Agency hosted Polish and Czech journalists, publishers and wine experts in Tbilisi. The purpose of the program was to familiarize invited guests with the traditions of Georgian wine-making. The visitors also had a chance to visit wineries and taste the wines.
Tbilvino had an opportunity to organize a brief presentation of the winery and conduct a tasting.
Tbilisi, April 4 2012 – Jury panel consisted of 200 experts nominated Tbilvino as a Golden Brand 2011 winner. This is the fourth time Tbilvino receives this prestigious title. Awards were granted to the company in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
Golden Brand Award Ceremony has been conducted annually since 2006. It is deemed to be the most prestigious and influential business award in Georgia. It is often called as Georgian Business Oscar.
Tbilvino participated at the leading International wine and spirits trade fair held in Dusseldorf between 4-6 March 2012. Tbilvino winery was presented under the Georgian Wine Association umbrella brand in Hall 3 at stand G08
On October 4, 2011 International Finance Corporation (IFC), provided a $1.5 million loan to Tbilvino to establish wine primary plant in Kvareli district of Kakheti region.
IFC’s credit line is a part of Tbilvino’s $3 million investment program aimed to progress the company development. The establishment of the primary plant is designated to augment Tbilvino’s production capacity to satisfy the increased demand on Tbilvino’s wines on export markets, enhance product quality, and boost competitiveness both on local and international markets.
On December 22, 2011 the official results of Terravino Alcoholic Beverage Contest were announced on the gala dinner in Jerusalem, Israel where Tbilvino’s Tsinandali white dry wine vintage 2009 was awarded with Silver medal.
Terravino 2011 is one of the world-scale contests which takes place annually in Jerusalem, Israel under the patronage of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (O.I.V). The beverage degustation process in the contest is conducted by the group of experienced Sommeliers under the leadership of Professor Raoul Castelani.
Tbilvino’s Saperavi red dry wine, vintage 2010 was awarded with Silver medal at International Wine Challenge Catavinum 2011 (IWCC) held in December in Spain.
International wine competitions such as IWCC 2011 facilitate the information flow between consumers and wine professionals on the quality of the winning wines. It serves as a significant orientation for consumers in their purchase decision and very valuable tool for the wine connoisseurs, importers and distributors worldwide as it provides essential international references on wines.
The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition took place under the aegis of HKTDC in November 2011, which is the largest and prestigious wine and spirits exhibition in the region. The competition is specifically created with the consideration of Asian consumers palate peculiarities.
2-4, November, 2011 - the International Exhibition Centre of Kiev hosted international specialized wine exhibition “WinExpo Ukraine”. Tbilivino was offered an opportunity to participate in the expo along with other Georgian wine making companies. The expo was made through the support of Vine and Wine Department “Samtrest”.
IFC provided a $1.5 million loan to Tbilvino to support company further development.
Tbilvino wines won 2 Silver and 1Bronze at China Wine Awards in Hong Kong
On September 23 Tbilvino hosted world class wine opinion leaders to conduct a wine master class and blind tasting.
1-5 September, 2011 – Tbilvino participated at the European Specialty (Foods and Farm Products) Promotion Exhibition which took place in Urumchi, China.
Tbilivno has been awarded Judges’ Choice medal in the Wine Access 2011 International Value Wine Awards, Canada
Tsinandali 2009 white dry – Judges’ Choice: White Blends Dry and Aromatic
June 13, Stockholm, Sweden – Tbilivno president Mr. George Margvelashvili gave a comprehensive presentation at Cedergren’s Tower in Stockholm and introduced company history and wine portfolio to the representatives of HoReCa, wine clubs, wine experts, press and media. The guests of the event had an opportunity to taste delicious wines produced by Tbilvino.
On June 3, 2011, parallel to the 4th International Wine and Spirits Fair – WinExpo 2011, the 3rd Georgia International Wine Award took place. The event was organized by Exhibition Center ExpoGeorgia Co. It was the first competition in Georgia that was held under the patronage of International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and was carried in accordance with the OIV recommended principles and standards- the results were revealed due to the blind tastings.
International Wine and Spirits Completion is the most-respected and outstanding wine completion in the globe encouraging and rewarding continuing advancement of Tbilvino crafts of wine growing and winemaking through stringent judging and testing methods. Awards received give confidence to our winemakers to strive for excellence in product quality.
The medals won in IWSC 2011 have become a great tool to communicate the superiority of our wines and it has played quite a role in building our reputation over the last years.
Tbilivno has been awarded 2 Bronze medals and 3Commended medals in the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
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Saperavi 2010 red dry - Bronze
Mukuzani 2010 red dry – Bronze
Tsinandali 2010 white dry – Commended
Cabernet-Saperavi 2010 – red dry – Commended
Kindzmarauli 2010 – red medium sweet – Commended
17-19 May, 2011 London - through the facilitations of Georgian Wine Association Tbilvino participated at the most prestigious London International Wine Fair taking place in London’s ExCel center.
The LIWF is the one of the primary exhibitions attracting buyers from every aspect of the industry. Exhibiting at the LIWF enabled Tbilvino to demonstrate the wines to dozens of wine buyers, importers, sommeliers from UK, Europe and the rest of the world
Tbilvino is one of the major sponsors of Georgian Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 (GFW) held at Shota Rustaveli National Academic Theatre between March 31 – April 3, 2011.
27-29 March, 2011 Dusseldorf – Tbilvino once again featured its delicious wines at the leading International wine and spirits trade fair held in Dusseldorf, Germany. The participation of Tbilvino at the ProWein 2011 was made possible through the support from the Georgian Wine Association.
Tbilisi, March 14, 2011 – Marketing and Research company - Global Idea and newspaper The Financial, with the support of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce jointly held the 6th Annual Award Ceremony of Golden Brand which has been conducted annually since 2006. It is deemed to be the most prestigious and influential business awards in Georgia.
Krakow, Poland– hosted 8th professional wine-focused International Trade Fair ENOEXPO in Targi w Krakowie Exhibition Center between 17-19 November, 2010. The ENOEXPO offered a perfect opportunity to wine producing companies to showcase their produce and helped wine buyers and professionals become acquainted with new brands, make valuable business contracts, and take part in enological training courses and wine presentations.
Canada’s premier Gourmet Food and Wine Expo hosted leading Georgian wine making companies, including Tbilvino, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto from November 18 through November 21, 2010. The annual food and wine expo offered thousands of connoisseurs and amateurs an unparalleled opportunity to sample over 1,500 fine wines and spirits from around the globe.
Georgian Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with Vine and Wine Department “Samtrest” facilitated the participation of few Georgian wineries at Wine for Asia expo held in Singapore between October 28-29, 2010.
The 5th Golden Brand Annual Award Ceremony was held in March 2010. Ceremony was supported by marketing research company “Global Idea”, The Financial, Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and American Chamber of Commerce.