• 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

VinePair

Seven Questions About Qvevri You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

Jul 25 2018

“Located on the border of Eastern Europe and Asia, Georgia has an astonishing 8,000-year-old winemaking history. Central to the nation’s oenological heritage are its skin-contact qvevri wines, widely consumed by those in Georgia and neighboring countries for millennia. Thanks to a growing worldwide trend of “natural” winemaking, the category’s undisputed OG is now garnering international attention…”

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Wonder Lust Travel

Georgia on my Mind

Jul 18 2018

“Qvevri making...’The process is laborious and time consuming. As each layer is added [the qvevri maker] scores the edges of the inner wall of the qvevri, and then simultaneously uses his right shoulder to drive, and his forearm to twist, the clay into the scored area. All the while his left hand is gently pressing inwards on the outer wall to make sure the new clay maintains shape. This is an art...’”

 

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VinePair

Your Ultimate Guide to Wines From Central and Eastern European Indigenous Grapes

Jul 11 2018

“Indigenous grapes are special, though… Wines made from the indigenous grapes of the former Communist nations in Central and Eastern Europe are increasingly gaining worldwide recognition. Historically and sociopolitically, it’s a major development…”

 

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