Please join me and Beka Gotsadze of Gotsa Wines this Saturday for a chat about natural wine, qvevri, flor, biodynamics, and more.
An Afternoon Walk in Tbilisi
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
18 Reasons to visit Georgia in 2018
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
Georgia is the cradle of wine
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
An Orange Wine for Orange Wine Lovers
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
The Classic Rkatsiteli
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
This Week in Georgian Food, Wine, Travel and Culture News: Week of 28/04-05/05 2017
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.
This Week in Georgian Food, Wine, Travel and Culture News: 21/04 to 27/04 2017
Week of 21/04 to 27/04 1. Georgia’s Ambassador to the UK Named Diplomat of the Year Tamar Beruchashvili was named Diplomat of the Year by Eurasia at the Tata DIPLOMAT Magazine 2017 award ceremony. The article highlights some of the tweets that were... Read more
Wine Wednesday: Be Wild, Be Otskhanuri Sapere
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
This Week in Georgian Food, Wine, Travel and Culture News: Week of 14/04-20/04
Week of 14/04-20/04 1. Tbilisi Fashion Week 2017 Showroom Opens in Tbilisi Mall The 15th season of Tbilisi Fashion Week began on April 19th and ends on April 24th. Between runway shows there will even be a champagne tasting!