Demand for Armenian wines remains high abroad – specialist
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. In the first half of 2019 growth in export of Armenian wines is noticed compared to the same period of 2018, Director of the Vine and Wine Foundation of Armenia Zaruhi Muradyan said.
This year various programs were implemented aimed at raising awareness on and exporting the Armenian wines.
In 2019 the Armenian wines were presented at various international exhibitions in Russia, China, Poland, Canada, etc.
“While presenting the Armenian winemaking in international platforms the specialists of the field often have to fight for the right to call the ancient types of grapes Armenian. They are sometimes presented as Azerbaijani or Georgian types”, she said.
As for the export of the Armenian wines, Muradyan said growth is registered this year.
“The demand for the Armenian wines remains high abroad. Compared to the first half of 2018, in the same period of 2019 nearly 300.000 liters of wine have been exported. The final data on the export will be available by the end of the year”, she said.
China is the second market of Armenian wines, the first one is Russia.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan