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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 »
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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 »

Saperavi’s untapped ageability

by  |  19-10-2016

The Republic of Georgia producers about 100 million liters annually. This barely places them in the Top 25 of wine producing countries and given that about 75% of this total is white wine, you can... more » The Republic of Georgia producers about 100 million liters annually. This barely... more »

Driving in Georgia

by  |  18-10-2016

This is an excerpt from my Georgian wine book about what it means to drive in Georgia. When visiting most wine regions in the world, the question always arises: to hire or not to hire... more » This is an excerpt from my Georgian wine book about what it... more »

Knowing the Georgian wine scene

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Despite being in the top 25 producers in the world according to OIV statistics, with around 100 million liters of production a year, Georgia is not one of the world’s largest winemaking countries. What makes... more » Despite being in the top 25 producers in the world according to... more »

WTF? Vaso Ramazashvili – Pinot Noir 2015

by  |  07-10-2016

When I was browsing around the offer at 8,000 Vintages, I stumbled across this wine which is a Pinot Noir. For those who aren’t up on your Saperavi, Khikhvi, and Rkatsiteli, Pinot Noir is not... more » When I was browsing around the offer at 8,000 Vintages, I stumbled... more »