Ghvino Forum - Saperavi Festival
Join ?Vino Forum speakers and attendees at a unique gathering at the Embassy of Georgia to toast a variety of Saperavi wines and meet some of Georgia’s top winemakers.
Saperavi (sah-per-ah-vee) is deep in fruit character, yet brisk with acidity, this gutsy grape is gaining worldwide attention as the leading red Georgian indigenous variety.
Translated literally as “for giving color”, Saperavi reflects a deep, inky and often fully opaque color. It is one of the few teinturier—red skin and red flesh—grape varieties in the world. This varietal has aromas and flavors of dark berries, licorice, grilled meat, tobacco, chocolate and spices.
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This Ghvino Forum is the first in a series of events to be held in the United States. The event was produced to further advance the understanding of the origin of wine, the historical geopolitical and economic influence of wine for Georgia and in the region, and the current role of the Georgian wine sector on the worldwide stage.
This event is inspired by the worldwide interest following the release of the 2017 archaeological report along with the simultaneous selection as the first exhibit selected by the “Cité des Civilisations Du Vin,” the museum for wine civilization in Bordeaux, France. The exhibit, “The Cradle of Wine” lasting from July through September 2017, included the placement of a Georgian Qvevri at the entrance of the center for the permanent exposition. This placement was to honor the 2013 selection of Georgian traditional method of Qvevri wine-making on the list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.
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