Searching for sparkling in Georgia25-06-2019

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>

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>