Khikhvi: impossible to say, impossible not to love15-03-2019

When in Georgia researching the book, there were a handful of words I learned immediately: “hello” (gamarjoba), “yes” (ki/kho), “no” (ara), and “thank you” (madloba). “Cheers” (gaumarjos) arrived quickly out of necessity but it was... more>

Taste the unknown: Lukasi – Usakhelauri 201509-02-2019

The most typical roadblock encountered when it comes to Georgian wines is that the language is simply not easy which means that the local grape names aren’t easy. This is definitely not a new or... more>
Gremi Castle and well, sheep

A Georgian wine revival, how?28-10-2017

For those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on fire for some time, so much so that most editors I work with don’t even want new articles about the country and its... more>

Shavnabada Monastery – Saperavi 200727-09-2017

The Shavnabada Monastery is like many monasteries in Georgia: very, very old and with a killer view. They also happen to be the second monastery in Georgia to start releasing wines. The first of course... more>

Tastings & Talks happening25-08-2017

If there’s one thing I’m not the best at, it’s shameless self promotion, which in some ways I feel is a positive as opposed to a negative. Still, the old adage of a tree falling... more>

The kvevri: of clay & wine05-08-2017

June marked the release of the new Georgian wine book and meant a trip over to Georgia for a presentation at their annual wine fair in Tbilisi. It also meant that we’d be able to... more>

On writing a Georgian wine guide28-06-2017

For anyone who might think it a quick way to riches, you simply do not write wine books for financial gain. Most everyone writes these types of books with little regard to the scant paycheck... more>