Exhibition in Bordeaux, France to highlight Georgian wine culture

France's Cite de Vin Museum will toast Georgia's 9,000-year history as the global birthplace of wine-making in a new exhibition that started on Monday, July 31.

The wine history museum located in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux - dubbed the "adult Disneyland" when it opened last year - will showcase 125 objects from the Black Sea nation dating back as far as the Neolithic era.

"We're trying to show how much the phenomenon of wine has been an inseparable part of daily Georgian life and culture since the very beginning," said exhibit commissioner Nino Lordkipanidze

More than 39,000 people flocked to the museum in the French wine capital this year to see its first major exhibition, Bistrot! gathering works of art portraying cafés and bars over the ages.

The Georgia exhibition will feature pottery fragments dating back to the 6th century BC - containing traces of tartaric acid, proof of the presence of wine - go on display for the first time.

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