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>

The kvevri: of clay & wine05-08-2017

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>
Doesn't look terribly orange no?

Amber versus Orange wine19-06-2017

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>

Traditional kvevri opening21-10-2016

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>

The Georgian kvevri winemaking process26-08-2016

As I’m currently in Georgia for a research trip (order the book), I thought it might be a good moment to discuss production of wine using the ancient kvevri method. For most people, just even... more>

Wine without wine13-06-2016

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This the ’46? Robert Picard: ’47. You’ve been drinking too much of that artificial stuff. What do you call it? Synthehol? Spoiled you. Ruined your palate. Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On the contrary.... more>