The Georgian National Wine Agency responded to the statement of Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor).
The agency says that one of the main purposes of its activities is to ensure high quality of the Georgian wine and its control. It clarifies that starting January 1, 2017, based on the law, all categories of exported wine is subjected to obligatory degustation.
The degustation commission selected 93 samples out of 4813 during the 6 months of 2018. In 2017, the 299 samples out of 3 440 ones were rejected.
According to National Wine Agency, Georgian wine is exported to more than 50 countries and Russia remains to be as one of the largest exporting markets of the Georgian wine.
About 24 million bottles have been exported to Russia for the latest 6 months. The growth in comparison to the last year is 24%.
The Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) is checking quality of alcoholic beverages imported from Georgia.