Opinion

The FINANCIAL -- Any weather will seem to be perfect for a hot cup of tea for genuine tea-lovers. And yet, before this Winter officially lets mighty March kick in, it seems timely to discuss the Tea business in Georgia. Whether you drink your tea in a tea-house, restaurant, café or make your own brew at home, there are found plenty of interesting infusions out there to satisfy many diverse taste-needs in Georgia.

The FINANCIAL -- The average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri in February 2017 is 3.66 GEL, which is 0.2% lower month-on-month (compared to the previous month), and 6.2% higher year-on-year (that is, compared to the same month of last year).

The FINANCIAL -- Visiting foreigners and locals alike would not dispute thatGeorgian fruits and vegetables are naturally delicious. Many visitors, in fact, after having tasted Georgian tomatoes in season, refer to them as fruits rather than vegetables,owing totheirexplicit and delightful flavor. The country indeed has land soils with high agricultural potential. In the Industry Insights of this issue Experto would like to focus on what happens to abundant Georgian produce after harvesting,which, for one reason or another, ends up beingprocessed for later consumption. 

The FINANCIAL -- “The Arab Spring was a revolution of the hungry.” So stated The Boston Globe’s journalist Thanassis Cambanis in his 2011 article claiming that in countries where access to food was an issue, “hitting the dinner table” is not a good idea. In order to demonstrate the importance of food prices,he went even further, and reminded his readers that when food price inflation in Egypt reached almost 19%, the president of the country had to resign. 

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