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

Orange Wine for Beginners

By Taste Georgia

Realizing that I am used to orange wine at this point, I take it for granted that many wine consumers are not and this may make approaching them intimidating. Two weeks ago,  I asked Antiqua Tours intern Anna to write a short post to introduce these spectacular wines to the general public.  She did a great job! The sublime orange wine from the Alaverdi Monastery in Kakheti, Republic of Georgia When I was first... Read more

Taste Georgia at DWCC

By Taste Georgia

The Digital Wine Communications Conference is an annual conference that will take place in Montreux, Switzerland this year.  This will be the third conference I will be attending and the second I will be participating as a panel member.  On October 31st, I will be representing Georgian wine and Taste Georgia while pouring wine made in qvevri at the Disrupt Wine Talks reception between 18:00 and 19:30. I will also be a panel member for a session called " Read more