Wine Wednesday: Be Wild, Be Otskhanuri Sapere 

By Taste Georgia

Otskhanuri Sapere might always remain a bit on the obscure side simply because it very name is difficult to pronounce for anglophones. In fact, perhaps I need to start a series on Georgian wine grape pronunciation.  Otskhanuri Sapere is a red wine grape from the west Georgian region of Imereti. According to grape experts, it is a transitional variety, a hybrid if... Read more

Wine Wednesday: Gurian flavor, Imereti style

By Taste Georgia

 Chkhaveri is autochthonous to Imereti's neighbor, Guria, but Gaioz Sopromadze is one of the first winemakers in Georgia to bottle this versatile and delicious grape variety. He has been bottling wine since 2009 but he comes from a long line of family winemakers.   Gaioz Sopromadze's 2012 Chkhaveri  Chkhaveri isn't the easiest grape name to... Read more

Wine Wednesday: Purity in Chinuri

By Taste Georgia

Of all the wine producers in Georgia that I know and love, Beka Gotsadze of Gotsa Family Wines represents the future of Georgian natural wine. He makes multiple wines from different varieties, has low yielding vineyards at higher than average elevation, has Biodynamic certification, makes an ancestral sparkling wine AND is not afraid of a little Flor happily growing on... Read more

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