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

The Best Wine Bars in Tbilisi

By Taste Georgia

Georgia's capital city, Tbilisi, is a fun and exciting city for travellers to enjoy its rich tapestry of colliding cultures, eat fantastic Georgian cuisine and drink wine from all of Georgia's wine regions. As the capital of the land that gave us wine 8000 years ago, it's no surprise that Tbilisi offers up some of the best wine bars in the country. Here are my top four...... Read more

Adjika Will Bring World Peace: Apricot Adjika Jam

By Taste Georgia

Vendor at the market in Tbilisi who sells decent adjika paste. Whenever friends ask me why I fell in love with Georgia, my natural and unscripted response is, “It felt like coming home.” I am not Georgian, I don't have any familial ties to the country and I don't speak the language but I still find so many aspects of Georgian culture vaguely familiar to me. This love affair started the first morning of my first trip to Georgia in March 2014. I organized a visit to the Market in Tbilisi,... Read more

Pét Nat Craze Hits Georgia

By Taste Georgia

  Living dangerously. Iago opens his first sparkling wine Natural wine aficionados will no doubt be familiar with the term “Pét Nat” which is short for Pétillant Natural, a style of sparkling wine otherwise known as Methode Ancestrale, a traditional style of sparkling wine production that dates back centuries, a... Read more

Rare Georgian Wines at the 2015 New Wine Festival in Tbilisi

By Taste Georgia

“Other Varieties” I attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Tbilisi New Wine Festival on the 8th of May as a guest of the Georgian Wine Club. The stunning views over the city from the hosting Funicular Restaurant were certainly magnificent, a perfect choice to open this now annual event. This year's theme was “Other Varieties” and included a tasting led by Malkhaz Kharbedia of the Georgian Wine Club. Read more