Please join me and Beka Gotsadze of Gotsa Wines this Saturday for a chat about natural wine, qvevri, flor, biodynamics, and more.
Wall of wine at Wine Boutique in Tbilisi I recently had to come to Tbilisi for a span of a little less than three days. We had to sign documents at the Bank of Georgia. It was a last minute trip, so I didn't have any real plans to do anything such as going out to Kakheti and visiting winemakers for wine tours or checking out whatever hot new restaurant has opened up. These inhumane hours that bring you in and... Read more
Georgian cuisine is as diverse as its landscape. Each region of the country has its own meals or its own take on popular dishes like Khachapuri, the pizza-like cheese pie. Khinkali, is a national meal of Georgia and an absolute must-try once here.
We asked our local blogger what are her favorite reasons to visit Georgia in 2019.
Georgia has been an up and coming destination recently. Each year, top travel magazines are promoting it as one of the spots to explore in that year. While there are many more reasons for you to... Read more
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
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
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
Chkhaveri is autochthonous to Imereti's neighbor, Guria, but Gaioz Sopromadze is one of the first winemakers in Georgia to bottle this versatile and delicious grape variety. He has been bottling wine since 2009 but he comes from a long line of family winemakers. Gaioz Sopromadze's 2012 Chkhaveri Chkhaveri isn't the easiest grape name to... Read more