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What you might not have known about Georgian wine & food, Part II

by  |  27-03-2020

Daria Kholodilina is the co-author of Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine as well as co-owner of the tour company, Trails & Wines. Here she breaks down a number of lesser-known facts about... more » Daria Kholodilina is the co-author of Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle... more »

What you might not have known about Georgian wine & food, Part I

by  |  09-03-2020

Daria Kholodilina is the co-author of Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine as well as co-owner of the tour company, Trails & Wines. Here she breaks down a number of lesser-known facts about... more » Daria Kholodilina is the co-author of Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle... more »

Kizikuri Tradiciuli: In search of Georgian terroir

by  |  25-11-2019

"Would you like to go see our vineyard?" After many visits to Georgian wineries, it was that first time I'd had this question posed by a winemaker in this, "The Cradle of Wine". Many recent... more » "Would you like to go see our vineyard?" After many visits to... more »

The Republic of Georgia report for 2019

by  |  07-10-2019

There are few countries such as Georgia which are both widely-covered in media, yet still remain incredibly misunderstood. Whether it’s the incorrect attribution to a Ray Charles song in order to be “cutesy” or the... more » There are few countries such as Georgia which are both widely-covered in... more »

Searching for sparkling in Georgia

by  |  25-06-2019

In keeping up with the wines of Georgia, this week I’m in Tbilisi, tasting the current vintage. Things are definitively in motion here as while the recent protests have tapered off, a Russian ban on... more » In keeping up with the wines of Georgia, this week I’m in... more »

Qvevri, or perhaps kvevri? Do-Re-Mi – Ojaleshi 2016

by  |  24-05-2019

There exists two spellings of name for the ancient Georgian clay pot used to aged their wines in the traditional manner: Kvevri and Qvevri. The first is the correct spelling and the second is an... more » There exists two spellings of name for the ancient Georgian clay pot... more »

Khikhvi: impossible to say, impossible not to love

by  |  15-03-2019

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 » When in Georgia researching the book, there were a handful of words... more »

Taste the unknown: Lukasi – Usakhelauri 2015

by  |  09-02-2019

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 » The most typical roadblock encountered when it comes to Georgian wines is... more »
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Last chance to submit to the Geoffrey Roberts Award 2018

by  |  10-09-2018

For those who may not know of it, the Geoffrey Roberts Award is one that takes on the form of a bursary granted to those who show “…a genuine commitment to New World wines or... more » For those who may not know of it, the Geoffrey Roberts Award... more »
From such holes gold, or even platinum emerges...

Georgian wine evolution: Kvevri gold at Decanter Awards

by  |  04-07-2018

Given my living location and writing focus I’m viewed as a “Spain person” for the Decanter Awards. This is great and I’m very happy to judge these wines but I made a mention to the... more » Given my living location and writing focus I’m viewed as a “Spain... more »
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