Tbilisi’s history dates back to the 5th century, when it was founded on the hot springs from which it gets its name. “Tbilisi,” in old Georgian, means “warm,” and legend has it that King Erekle was so impressed by the sulfur springs, he founded a new city then and there. Tbilisi was one of the most strategically placed cities in the history of Eurasia. It’s right at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, and its role in the past on the Silk Road always made it prone to foreign invaders ranging from Persians to Mongols to, more recently, the Soviet Red Army. All have... Read more
Georgia has thousands of things to love, but for the sake of the number 18, we give you our top 18. 1. Tbilisi: It one of the most dynamic capital cities in Europe, with a range of places to visit. During its history many cultures have left their mark, creating a mosaic of art building styles. Read more
In a study that was published on Monday, researchers lead by Dr Patrick McGovern, a molecular archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and lead author of the study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discovered telltale signs of wine residue on pottery shards from two archaeological sites in... Read more
2013 Orange wine Orgo is a small artisan winery which is located in the east Georgian wine region of Kakheti. It is a family project made up of famed winemaker Giorgi Dakishvili (of Schuchmann and Teliani Valley) with his son Temur. The line of wines are made from old vines with at least fifty years of age, and in the cellar, they adhere to Georgian... Read more
Week of 28/04-05/05 1. Keti’s Bistro: Nuovelle Tbilisi This article is focusing on Keti’s Bistro which is a new restaurant which takes Georgian twist on French cuisine. It also lists some great wines.
Week of 14/04-20/04 1. Tbilisi Fashion Week 2017 Showroom Opens in Tbilisi Mall The 15th season of Tbilisi Fashion Week began on April 19th and ends on April 24th. Between runway shows there will even be a champagne tasting!
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
I am starting to love wine Wednesday. It is an excuse for me to open up some bottles I have been saving (hoarding?), and the memories of the first time I drank the wine or met the winemaker flood my mind. Wine is like that. This week, my Georgian wine is a 2015 Art Villa Garikula. A stunning sparkling wine made by a French ex-patriot living in Georgia. Vincent... Read more
Week of 31/03-06/04 Photo: National Geographic Kids 1. Gogo wine- 27-year-old Georgian PR manager becomes successful winemaker Keti Berishvili’s family were winemakers so she became involved with the business at a young... Read more
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