Wine Wednesday: A Tsolikouri of the Ages

By Taste Georgia

Back in 2014, I visited Georgia for the first time and had a whirlwind adventure on a press trip. I tasted so many different wines and had incredibly long days which often translated into palate fatigue. During a wine tourism conference, my friend Irakli took me aside and invited to me his friend's house for dinner, a local winemaker. I accepted,... Read more

Wine Wednesday on International Women’s Day

By Taste Georgia

Tragedy gave birth to International Women's Day in 1908, and the world still has a loooong way to go until we reach universal equality for all genders. But this is not a political post, it is a post to celebrate women and wine.  There has been, lately, an undertone of mansplaining in the world of wine. And though there are blogs and magazines that dedicate pages... Read more

Georgia Themed Holiday Gifts

By Taste Georgia

Well, 2016, an admittedly difficult year is finally coming to an end. But you still have gifts to buy, dinners to prepare and holidays to celebrate. To help you out, I have come up with a list of products that everyone on your holiday list will enjoy. For the book lover: Look not further than Alice Feiring's Read more

Why Georgia?

By Taste Georgia

By Sarah May Grunwald Considering the long hiatus I’ve taken from blogging here, I had to ask for advice from a writers’ group I’m in. Projects, life, art, work… they’ve all gotten in the way of writing about Georgia, and distractions aside I find it difficult to write about Georgia anyway because Georgia is so familiar to me, I make the assumption that it is familiar for everyone else. Illogical. My colleagues, Meg Houston Maker, and Robbin Gheesling suggested coming back to my blog and... Read more

Eko Glonti of Lagvinari Part 1

By Taste Georgia

“Gaumarjos!” Victory! To Georgia!" The ubiquitous Georgian host breaks bread and all around the table are satiated and happy. Why not? It's been a stimulating evening of conversations and arguments. An evening, it feels, that’s been repeated many times over the last year or so. There’s that infamous tablecloth, the high ceilings, the rooms full of art and artifacts all contributing to an ambiance with character. Eko’s flawless wines however are of course the focus. Read more... Read more

Georgian Wine Day

By Taste Georgia

October 1st marks the beginning of one of the most important months in the Republic of Georgia. In Georgian, October is Ghvinobistve which means "month of wine." It's during this month that harvest is at its height, and the countryside is full of people picking grapes and enjoying the meals and parties that go along with harvest.  The harvest festival is called Rtveli which is a traditional harvest festival with all the works; feasts (supra), music and dance.  October is a month of celebration and this year the festivities commence with Georgian Wine Day on October... Read more