Travel Tips for Tbilisi

By Taste Georgia

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

18 Reasons to visit Georgia in 2018

By Taste Georgia

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

An Orange Wine for Orange Wine Lovers

By Taste Georgia

Do Re Mi may seem like an odd name for a wine company, but I can assure you they are not making absurd wines. This wine company was founded in 2013 by three friends who had a goal in mind. They wanted to create lovely, organic wines using  Georgian qvevri. The Marani is located outside of Tbilisi, on the road to Kakheti, but they source grapes from... Read more

The Classic Rkatsiteli

By Taste Georgia

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

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