Friday, December 06, 2013

UNESCO-WORLDHERRITAGE: Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method (unesco.org)



Florian Mühlfried in facebook: Fantastic!! Georgian kvevri-winemaking declared as intangible cultural heritage! Now let's see what this does to the quality of the wine. And what kind of oportunities it offers to research projects.


Multimedia Archives home(unesco.org) 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.

Place/country: Georgia,
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:09:59
Author/director: Mr. Merab Kokochashvili,
Publisher/producer: Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia,
Published in: 2013

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