Georgia is promoting and protecting the name and quality of its national alcoholic beverages from misuse and imitation in China, Agenda.ge reports.
Georgia’s Ministry of Economy announced Georgian wine and other alcoholic beverages had been trademarked and now China was ready to take action to protect the name of origin and geographical indications of Georgian alcoholic drinks.
This meant China would only import Georgia-made products and reject any illegitimate goods that claimed to be made in Georgia but weren’t.
In the near future China will recognise the geographical indications of several Georgian wines including Khvanchkara, Tsinandali and Kindzmarauli. Today it recognised Georgian Chacha, a strong spirit similar to vodka or brandy which some people refer to as vine vodka, grape vodka, Georgian vodka or Georgian grappa.