Map from the Georgian Wine Agency

The appellations of Georgian wine16-01-2017

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>

Wine Predictions for 201728-12-2016

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>

Paried with Lukasi Saperavi 201326-11-2016

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>

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>

Driving in Georgia18-10-2016

This is an excerpt from this new 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... more>

WTF? Vaso Ramazashvili – Pinot Noir 201507-10-2016

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>

The UNWTO’s first Wine Tourism Conference & Georgia17-09-2016

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>

8000 Vintages, a new wine shop in age-old Tbilisi10-09-2016

I’ve spent the last month running across the entire country of Georgia to research a new wine guide. When I tell people this, I feel the mental image is of me lounging in a pool,... more>

In The Glass: Telavi Marani – Kondoli Sami 201203-09-2016

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>

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>
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