Georgia’s Wine Giveaway: Politics in a Bottle?

An employee with the Telavi Wine Cellar company in the Kakheti region of Georgia pours wine into oak barrels imported from France in August 2012. The South Caucasus country has about 200 registered wineries, including 40 exporters. (Photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

It might seem like the perfect welcoming gift after arriving on a flight and clearing passport control — a  free, 375-milliliter bottle of Georgian dry red wine presented by Georgian authorities to each visiting foreigner.
 

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