Sarah May Grunwald's article on Eat Sip Trip Ask an American to talk about Georgian cuisine and you’ll probably hear descriptions of peach cobbler, barbecue and fried chicken. Ask a European about Georgian cuisine and you’ll probably hear more about wine, cheese and khatchapuri. Continue reading...
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
I joined the Saveur Cookbook Club which featured Tasting GeorgiaA food and wine journey in the Caucasus for the month of January. My fellow Georgiaphile
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
In the first week of May 2017, I joined a group of wine and travel writers, social media influencers and sommeliers and traveled around Georgia for five days on a Familiarisation trip organised in part by the National Georgian Wine Agency, National Georgian Tourism Agency and Taste Georgia. It was a trip organised around the 2017 edition of the New Wine Festival. I enjoy wine festivals and fairs because there are a large amount of producers in one place which gives wine... Read more
jWhen we think of historical, old world wine regions, we imagine the rolling hills of Tuscany, riding a bike along the Loire, Chateaus in Bordeaux or glamorous high end design wineries in La Rioja. While the Mediterranean basin and some of Europe claim a few thousand years of wine history, we have to look further east, to Transcaucasia, the cradle of wine. The country of Georgia is the only region in the world where the relationship between humans and wine was never interrupted. Read more
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
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.