Georgian Wine Tasting Evening

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On March 26th 2015, the Young Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, Ioseb Jorjoliani, in cooperation with the Political Science Department hosted a Georgian Wine Tasting Evening at Washington and Jefferson College. The event aspired to promote Georgian wine culture and uniqueness of indigenous varieties of Georgian grape to a very eclectic audience, that comprised of American and foreign professors and students.

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Ioseb Jorjoliani gave 10 minutes presentation on the potential of Georgian wine and the unique method of Kvevri wine-making. After Young Ambassador’s speech, four types of different varietals of wine were served, including: Mukuzani 2012 by Teliani Valley, Tvishi 2012 by Teliani Valley, Tsinandali 2013 by Teliani Valley and Mtsvane 2012 by Schuchmann. Guests enjoyed Georgian wine along with Georgian national food Megruli Khachapuri, (cooked by American Chefs). The event lasted about 3 hours and received about 60 guests.

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The Young Ambassador hosts an event at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, DC

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Deputy Chief of Mission, George Khelashvili delivers a welcome speech to the audience.

On March 19th, the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, DC hosted the event organized by Ioseb Jorjoliani, the Young Ambassador of Georgia to the United States and a student at the Washington and Jefferson College.

The main aspiration of this event was to raise awareness on business climate and investments in Georgia among representatives of different organizations and students.
Within the bounds of this event, Mamuka Tsereteli, Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Founder of America-Georgia Business Council, discussed the notion of business making and investing in Georgia. The Deputy Chief of Mission, George Khelashvili delivered a welcome speech to the eclectic audience at the event.

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Young Ambassador of Georgia, Ioseb Jorjoliani introduces a very special guest speaker, Professor Mamuka Tsereteli to the audience.
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Mamuka Tsereteli, Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS explains the motives of investing in Georgia.

The ancient Georgian alphabet has been granted the national status of cultural heritage.

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Georgian alphabet is described as one of the most beautiful and unique scripts in the world.

There are three types of Georgian scripts known at this current moment. The first scripts are used in the writings of the Georgian Orthodox Church both in lower and upper case letters, called Khutsuri, which means priests’ alphabet.

Second type of Georgian scripts is . Asomtavruli that is only written in capitals.

Mostly widespread and used in modern Georgian language is Mkhedruli, the cursive script.

In addition to the national status of cultural heritage, the Georgian alphabet has been named among the top five most beautiful alphabets in the world by international travel website, Matador Network.

Georgians are proud of their unique writing system, which comprises of 33 characters. It is the only alphabet in the world that is pronounced exactly the same way it is written. In addition to that all letters are unicameral; they make no distinction between upper and lower case.

Some scholars believe that the Georgian alphabet was created in the 4th Century AD, or at the latest in the early 5th Century.