Strategy to fight against falsification
On December 9, under the invitation of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce, Mr. Zaali Dugladze General Director of LLC Dugladze Wine Company signed Cooperation Agreement on Tracing System of Wine Products with Silk Road Investment Holding (Shanghai) Company Ltd. Shanghai Commerce Intelligence Center in Xi’an, China. This agreement is aimed to help set up tracing system for Dugladze’s wine and spirits products so that Chinese consumers may use Mobile phone to scan QR code which will be printed on the label and get instant information about where and how the products are produced, when and where the grapes are harvested, the results of commodityinspection, etc.. The project of tracing system is to guarantee the authenticity of the products. Nowadays, there is dramatic growth of bottling and selling fake alcohol products in the Chinese market. By joining this project, Dugladze is intended to battle against the counterfeit and safeguard the security of our consumers. Dugladze is the first Georgian company to participate in this project which is endorsed by the State Council, the Ministry of Treasury and the Ministry of Commerce in China. We hope that our trial will be a good example for other Georgian wine producers so that later all may benefit from this project.
Visit of government delegation of the Republic of Belarus
On August 31, "Dougladze Wine Company" was visited by the delegation of the Republic of Belarus, led by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Rusyi. Along with the guests there were the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Belarus - David Kotaria and the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia – Genadi Arveladze. The guests visited the renewed factory and tasted "Dougladze Wine Company"’s wines. Business talk was being held during the meeting, where future cooperation was discussed. The Belarusian government delegation also included: Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Belarus to Georgia - Mikhail Miatlikov, Minsk Executive Committee Chairman - Andrei Shorets, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food - Leonid Marinich, First Deputy Minister of Architecture and Construction - Alexander Kruchanov, Deputy Minister of Industry - Alexander Ogorodnikov and concern "Belgoshpishcheprom" Chairman - Alexander Zabello.
Dougladze Wines & Spirits’ products will be the first Georgian wine presented at E-Silkroad.
An agreement was made with International Chamber of Commerce, under which Dougladze Wines & Spirits’ products will be the first Georgian wine and at the same time the first product presented at E-Silkroad. On the basis of the agreement, already 300 000 bottles of wine were purchased in July.
Wine & Gourmet 2016
Dugladze Wine Company participated in Wine & Gourmet 2016 in Tokyo Japan from April 13-15 at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center. Altogether 8 Georgian wineries presented their wines to Japan at the exhibition. Though quite new to the local market, many wine importers and distributors have shown their interest in the wines from Georgia which has the longest history of wine-making. Levan Tsintsadze, the Ambassador of Georgia to Japan, was present at the Georgian pavilion, introducing Georgia and its fine wines to the local wine dealers. On April 13, a Georgian wine degustation was held at the seminar session. Giorgi Tevzadze, the representative of the National Wine Agency made a lecture on Georgian wines to the wine distributors and lovers of Japan. Dugladze’s MUKUZANI has drawn attention of many attendees. Some came after the degustation to our booth and told us how much they like this wine. The most frequently used words they use to describe this wine are Oishi (tasty in Japanese) and shocking. In addition to the unique wine-making technology and the outstanding taste of our wines, many visitors have also been amazed by the exquisite designs of our bottles and labels. Many have also expressed their adoration towards the hand-made clay jars.