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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Book Signing Event and Presentation about Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine

Join Terry and Kathy Sullivan for a book signing and presentation about Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace for Wine at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard on Friday, October 4th. We will sign copies of A Wine Journey in the winery tasting room at 15010 Roddy Road Thurmont, Maryland between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. We will also sign copies […]

New Zealand’s Marlborough Wine Show Adds a New Award

Thriving as a commercial winery means a lot of hard work and the ability to make good decisions based on the grapes harvested each year. In New Zealand, the Marlborough Wine Show will attempt to discover the best producer over a ten year period by issuing a new award category in 2013.

This Weekend: Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

The 2013 Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend September 28 and 29 includes several West Virginia wineries. This weekend the festival includes fine arts, crafts, music and wine.

Linganore Winecellars Supports Local Non-Profits

Many wineries support their local communities. Since wineries have limited funds, they frequently help organizations located in their region. An example is Linganore Winecellars, one of the oldest wineries in Maryland.

Returning Home from Visiting Georgia (Sakartvelo)

After three flights from Tbilisi, Georgia to Rome, Italy and then to New York City, we arrived home. Leaving our hotel at 2:30 am, we arrived home at 9:30 pm. Our visit to Georgia (Sakartvelo) has been very successful due to Georgia’s National Wine Agency and to the many wineries we visited.

Day 13 in Georgia (Sakartvelo): Birthplace of Wine

Yesterday morning we woke up to rain in Batumi, Georgia’s Sheraton Hotel. Within view of our hotel is the Black Sea and an amazing architecture building that has a floor for each letter of the Georgian alphabet. As we traveled to our first stop the Georgian Wine House

Day 12 in Georgia (Sakartvelo): Birthplace of Wine

We are sad that our stay in Georgia (Sakartvelo) is coming to an end soon. On Saturday we visited two wineries and then traveled on to Batumi on the coast of the Black Sea.

Traveling the Wine Roads of the Racha-Lechkhumi Region

We spent the 11th day in Georgia (Sakartvelo) visiting three wineries in the Racha-Lechkhumi region of Georgia. Two of the wineries were very small production wineries. While on the roads, we compared what we experienced in Racha-Lechkhumi to what we experienced on the roads of Kakheti. In comparison, Kakheti is flatter and Racha-Lechkhumi is mountainous. […]

Day 11 in Georgia (Sakartvelo): Birthplace of Wine

On Day 11 of our visit to Georgia (Sakartvelo) we visited three wineries in the Georgian region of Racha-Lechkhumi. To reach these wineries from the second largest city in Georgia, Kutaisi, rough roads added more drama to the sights of the beautiful river and the Caucasus Mountains.

Days 9 and 10 in Georgia, Sakartvelo: Birthplace of Wine

On day 9 we visited Shavnabada Monastery of Saint George Wine Cellar a short distance outside of Tbilisi.

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