World's First Wines
Thanks to the support of the over 100 backers, who are likely right now enjoying a glass of 2013 Zorah Karasi, the World’s First Wines team can continue to drive forward efforts to support and grow the Armenian wine industry. To reiterate one of WFW’s stated goals, we hope to build a network of partnerships around sustainable wine production that fits the needs of local growers so that the entire Armenian wine industry can participate and benefit.
This week, two of our team members, Zach Bogoshian and Cam Brown, will be IN ARMENIA visiting with wine industry stakeholders, non-profits, universities, and think-tanks to learn everything we can, and how we can best use our expertise on behalf of the wine industry. Our aim is simple: to identify partnerships and opportunities that will bring new resources to the winegrape growers to help the industry develop, test, and implement sustainable best practices for vineyards and wineries. Additionally, we are working on a number of ideas that can help YOU access more high quality Armenian wines on a regular basis.
Our sustainability efforts will be built around the needs of the industry, and the currently available resources for the industry to utilize. Already, we have identified a few specific areas on soil, water, and pest management that can increase the resiliency of vineyards, reduce water use, and hopefully, increase grape quality. Our meetings, supported by your contributions, will identify the exact nature of the practices that will be tested and, if successful, expanded.
More to come, and as always, thanks for being a part of the World’s First Wines community.