Georgian SHUMI Company Wins Prizes at China’s CWSA
The CWSA (China Wine and Spirits Awards) which is one of the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirit competitions in China, published three Georgian wines that have won prizes in the 2015 competition. All the winning wines are from the Georgian producer Shumi Wine Company.
The Shumi Company is one of the leaders among Georgian wines. In ancient Georgia “SHMI” meant “genuine.” In 2001 Shumi began to produce and bottle its produce. According to the CWSA, Shumi has won three prizes at the competition. These were: Double Gold Medal to Shumi Saperavi 2014, Gold medal to Shumi Tsinandali and another Gold medal to Shumi Mukuzani Georgica 2013.
“Chinese consumers are thirsty for Georgian wine,” read a recent news release by the CWSA, covering the participation of Georgian wines in the competition.
11 Georgian wines also won prizes at China’s “Best Value” Competition in February, with Shumi taking Double Gold medals there as well. Other winners included: Mukuzani, which took a Double Gold along with Tamada Kindzmarauli, Saperavi, Napareuli and others. For the CWSA Best Value competition wines and spirits are tasted at price levels. Medals are awarded to represent ‘Best Value.’ Wines and spirits from 35 countries are ‘blind tested’ for the competition.