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 the country’s wines appears imminent, again. Georgia has about 80% of its production tied up in white wine, but still holds a bit of everything in terms of winemaking styles. Ironically, despite this volume of white wines, it often seems that it’s the reds that are more well known, especially when talking about those made in kvevri. There’s a scratch of dessert wine made, although there’s a great deal more of the “semi sweet” category which people either love or hate. I’m admittedly of the latter camp and decided not to profile it heavily for the Georgian wine book. If however you know Georgian wines due to being from a country in the former USSR, […]
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