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UC DAVIS hosts the Fifth Ghvino Forum of the America for the first time in California.

On November 16-17 the University of California Davis, Robert Mandavi Institue for Wine and Food Science hosted the fifth annual Wine Forum with the support of the Consulate General of Georgia in San Francisco. The forum was officially opened by the organizer of the event, director of America Georgia Business Council  Mamuka Tsereteli. Wine professionals and industry representatives discussed Georgia's viniculture, winemaking traditions, history and culture. The platform allowed scientists from different countries to present and discuss scientific research related to the origins of wine and particulars of Georgian wine and indigenous grape varieties. The conference was attended by renowned wine experts of the industry.
The Consul General of Georgia in San Francisco addressed the forum participants. Levan Beridze highlighted strategic partnership between the two countries and discussed the growing demand on Georgian wine in The United States.  
On November 17, Consulate General of Georgia in San Francisco, hosted Georgian wine walk around tasting “Best of Saperavi” for six leading wine importing companies. The company representatives poured over 30 types of Saperavi to invited wine connoisseurs and industry representatives. During the tasting renowned wine critic, Taylor Parsons emphasized the uniqueness and diversity of Saperavi. 
The annual Georgian Wine Forum has been held since 2018 by the initiative of the American-Georgian Business Council with the support of the National Wine Agency. The platform aims to raise awareness about Georgia’s viniculture and winemaking traditions.