• Georgia uses methods of winemaking that you couldn’t invent in the modern world; you could only inherit them through the mists of time…


    Oz Clarke, The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

  • Georgia’s winemakers are the guardians of wine’s oldest traditions...


    Andrew Jefford, wine writer, Financial Times

  • A great Saperavi is shockingly good; no other words will do.


    Andrew Jefford, wine writer in Financial Times

  • Wine is the Georgians’ poetry and their folklore, their religion and their daily bread


    Alice Feiring

Latest Articles

Dog-Eared Passport

Georgian wine: An 8,000-year-old tradition is popping corks around the world

Jul 07 2018

”With a latitude similar to Tuscany and Bordeaux, [Georgia] has mild winters and 2,300 hours of sun a year (Remember, nighttime hours are part of the cycle.). Natural springs come from the nearby Caucasus mountains which are covered in snow all year round. The humid air coming from the Black Sea to the west allows the growth of 530 unique grape varieties…”

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The Financial

EBRD and EU promote Georgia’s agritourism potential

Jul 04 2018

“…It is said that for agritourism to thrive, visitors need three things: something to see, something to do and something to buy. The charming village of Mukhrani, only a 30 kilometre drive from Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, ticks all three boxes. Enshrouded in greenery, it combines the history of the Georgian royal family with well-preserved remains of an antique Roman city, according to EBRD…”

 

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Culinary Backstreets

CB Film Club: Emily Railsback's "Our Blood Is Wine"

Jul 02 2018

Georgia’s winemaking tradition has been making headlines since scientists announced, after 8,000-year-old jars bearing images of grape clusters and a man dancing were excavated in a dig south of Tbilisi, that the country is home to the world’s oldest wine.

But long before this discovery was made public, filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn were traversing Georgia to research the rebirth of these ancient winemaking traditions, which were almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. Railsback chronicled their deep dive into the world of family vintners and grape sleuths in the documentary Our Blood Is Wine, an official selection of the 2018 Berlinale International Film Festival.

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