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Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method

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Language: Georgian
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Qvevri wine-making takes its name from the distinctive egg-shaped earthenware vessel - the Qvevri - in which wine is fermented and stored in villages and towns throughout Georgia. The tradition plays a vital role in everyday life and celebrations, and forms an inseparable part of the cultural identity of Georgian communities, with wine and vines frequently evoked in Georgian oral traditions and songs. Knowledge of this heritage is passed down by families, neighbours and friends, all of whom join in the communal harvesting and wine-making activities.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Georgia, Europe, Asia
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Merab Kokochashvili
Publisher: Georgia. Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection
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Rights: Gerogia. Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection

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