Georgia is a guest at the EU summit in Riga that opens on Thursday.
Georgia and the EU signed an association agreement - including a free trade pact - last year. Companies now view Georgia as the key to a regional market of 900 million people.
Georgia, situated between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. The roots of Georgian viticulture date back at least 8,000 years. And the traditional winemaking method using clay jars is on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Filip Warwick reports on Georgia, the cradle of wine.
With its New Silk Road mega-project, China is building on old traditions. But hard-core geostrategic interests, not nostalgia, are guiding Beijing's investments. Miodrag Soric reports from Tbilisi, Georgia.
Recent discoveries show wine was first fermented in what is now Georgia, where it’s still made. Exports of it are on the rise — and not just to the EU. The former Soviet Republic is gearing up to become a new hub for trade between Europe and Asia.
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