On the outside looking in One of my favorite houses to visit in Old Tbilisi is a little 19th century wooden house that is located on Betlemi Street. The staircase leading up to the very typical Tbilisi veranda has gorgeous multicolor stain glass windows that seem to glow as bright as electricity at sunset. It feels as if the unknown architect designed the veranda with sunset in mind. The windows light up and as the sun moves slowly down... Read more
Tbilisi is a great walking city and for photographs. I love walking through the backstreets to take photos of all the texture and colors. There are so many layers in this city. No matter how much time goes on, I love being a tourist in Tbilisi and taking walking tours in different parts of the city. There are still many secret spots in the Old Town area. It's just a matter of touring a different corner. Check it out: Read more
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
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