Georgia winemaking method included in UNESCO Protected Heritage List

At the 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage it was decided to award the traditional Georgian method of wine production in large clay vessels called "kvevri" the status of the cultural heritage.

According to the Ministry of Economy of Georgia, it is of great importance for the country, as it is the first Georgian monument in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

"This nomination will lead to increased awareness of Georgia  as  a country with a 8 000 year history of winemaking which preserved this tradition to the present day. In addition, it will promote the development and popularization of Georgian wine," says in the ministry.

Convention on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted by UNESCO in 2003 such as oral expressions, traditional dance, music, rituals, festivals, cuisine,etc.

Simultaneously with the Georgian traditional winemaking, Japanese traditional cuisine received the status of intangible monument.

Adapted from Сommersant