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by  |  25-08-2017

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 » If there’s one thing I’m not the best at, it’s shameless self... more »

The kvevri: of clay & wine

by  |  05-08-2017

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 » June marked the release of the new Georgian wine book and meant... more »

On writing a Georgian wine guide

by  |  28-06-2017

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 » For anyone who might think it a quick way to riches, you... more »
Pictured with the Georgia book

Alaverdi Monastery – Saperavi 2011

by  |  23-06-2017

There are few winery slogans that can match that of the Alaverdi Monastery in Kakheti, Georgia. To state, “Since 1011” on the label leaves little up for debate that these monks have been making wine... more » There are few winery slogans that can match that of the Alaverdi... more »
Doesn't look terribly orange no?

Amber versus Orange wine

by  |  19-06-2017

This is an expanded excerpt from the new Georgian wine book Red wines in Georgia–whether aged in kvevri, barrel, tank, or what have you–are indeed some take on the color we all know as “red”... more » This is an expanded excerpt from the new Georgian wine book Red... more »
Photo by Denis Gavrilin

Extreme Cellars: Katskhi Pillar, Georgia

by  |  30-03-2017

When doing research for the Georgian wine book, I came across many wondrous things in this little country in the Caucasus but one of the most fascinating was the Katskhi pillar. Located near the Northern... more » When doing research for the Georgian wine book, I came across many... more »
Map from the Georgian Wine Agency

The wine region appellations of Georgian wine

by  |  16-01-2017

These first weeks of 2017 have been spent poring over various laws, rules, conference minutes, and other information to distill down into a readable form, the current appellations in the Republic of Georgia. This is... more » These first weeks of 2017 have been spent poring over various laws,... more »

Wine Predictions for 2017

by  |  28-12-2016

This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in wine sets forth their grand predictions for this next trip around the sun. Yay! They can sometimes be interesting but, despite its slow... more » This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in... more »

Paried with Lukasi Saperavi 2013

by  |  26-11-2016

When in Tbilisi, Culinarium Khasheria is one of those must-eat stops for most anyone. I was there just recently while working on the last bit of research for the Georgian wine book and like previous... more » When in Tbilisi, Culinarium Khasheria is one of those must-eat stops for... more »

Traditional kvevri opening

by  |  21-10-2016

While traversing across all of Georgia for a new wine book, I saw many things and then, when I arrived to the “Ancestral Wine Cellar” in Kakheti, I saw a few more. The Sagvareulo family... more » While traversing across all of Georgia for a new wine book, I... more »