Churchkhela, Puri and Mzhave Niori at the Tbilisi Market

By Taste Georgia

Tbilisi Food Market I'll admit that the primary reason I decided to join the International Wine Tourism Conference in Tbilisi,Georgia was for the location. For a few years now, I had been wanting to discover for myself the rich wine and culinary culture of Georgia. I narrowly missed the DWCC post-conference trip from Izmir in 2012, and had had tentative plans to visit in 2013, but life got in the way and it just never happened. In the interim, I studied the food and wine of Georgia and planned itineraries in my head.... Read more

Georgia: Here Wine Lives

By Taste Georgia

I had the honor of visiting the Republic of Georgia for the International Wine Tourism Conference in Tbilisi last week. Very few places have impressed me as much or left me with so much desire to come back that I feel pain. Georgia is the cradle of wine.  Wine in Georgia is a tradition of place and of people. Through the ages and through invasions and oppression the people persevered through wine.  The vine (there are over 500 indigenous grape types) is the symbol of both country and people and grape motifs are everywhere. What makes Georgia so... Read more