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
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.
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
Week of 07/04-13/04 1. Georgian grape varieties to be planted in China In an attempt to raise awareness of Georgian wines in the Ningxia territory, Georgian grape varieties will be planted there. China is one of the largest importers of Georgian wine, with Georgia being one of China’s most important partner countries in... Read more
Week of 02/03-09/03 1. Tbilisi, 10 tips for visiting the capital of Georgia in Italiano This article is originally in Italian, but can be translated if opened in Google Chrome. Offers suggestions for great food, locations to see, nightlife, and... Read more
Well, 2016, an admittedly difficult year is finally coming to an end. But you still have gifts to buy, dinners to prepare and holidays to celebrate. To help you out, I have come up with a list of products that everyone on your holiday list will enjoy. For the book lover: Look not further than Alice Feiring's