Georgia's wine exports reach record highs

Georgia's wine exports reach record highs

Georgia exported a record amount of 86.2 million bottles of wine to 53 countries in 2018, with Russia, Ukraine and China ranking as the top three destinations, the Georgian National Wine Agency has said.

Georgia generated about $203 million from the sale of wine abroad in 2018, the agency said in a statement, stressing that the volume of exports increased by 13% while the revenue increased by 20% from 2017.

The three top wine importers Russia, Ukraine and China purchased 53.6 million bottles, 10.6 million bottles and 6.95 million bottles respectively from Georgia in 2018, Xinhua reported citing the agency.