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What you might not have known about Georgian wine & food, Part II

by  |  27-03-2020

Daria Kholodilina is the co-author of Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine as well as co-owner of the tour company, Trails & Wines. Here she breaks down a number of lesser-known facts about... more » Daria Kholodilina is the co-author of Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle... more »

The Republic of Georgia report for 2019

by  |  07-10-2019

There are few countries such as Georgia which are both widely-covered in media, yet still remain incredibly misunderstood. Whether it’s the incorrect attribution to a Ray Charles song in order to be “cutesy” or the... more » There are few countries such as Georgia which are both widely-covered in... more »

Kazakhstani Saperavi (and Pinot Noir!) – Arba Assa Valley

by  |  27-01-2018

Whenever visiting a region in the name of wine, I always try to push the public transportation option so as to reduce car congestion on country roads (ahem, Napa) and of course not worry about... more » Whenever visiting a region in the name of wine, I always try... more »

Shavnabada Monastery – Saperavi 2007

by  |  27-09-2017

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 » The Shavnabada Monastery is like many monasteries in Georgia: very, very old... 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 »

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 »

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 »

The UNWTO’s first Wine Tourism Conference & Georgia

by  |  17-09-2016

After finishing up the bulk of research for a new Georgian wine book, from September 7-9th I attended the first annual Wine Tourism Conference, organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Georgia was chosen... more » After finishing up the bulk of research for a new Georgian wine... more »

In The Glass: Telavi Marani – Kondoli Sami 2012

by  |  03-09-2016

I’m not a terribly huge fan of tossing in some French varieties with local ones as the mix is often unholy. I remember tasting a Greek wine from Naoussa that was Xinomavro and Cabernet Sauvingon.... more » I’m not a terribly huge fan of tossing in some French varieties... more »