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A Second Perspective: Georgia the Country

Did you watch the television show about the country Georgia? Yesterday, we received a phone call from my sister about a show last night focused on the country Georgia. Because of our love for Georgia, we waited in anticipation for the program to begin. This morning Terry and I discussed the show. Overall, we were disappointed […]

The Amazing Race: Cleaning Qvevris in Georgia

Last week, millions of “The Amazing Race” fans may have had their first glimpse of the only winemaking technique that is on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Some of the teams opted to go to Iago’s Wine in Chardakhi, Kartli, Georgia and clean a qvevri. Qvevris are earthen vessels that are used for […]

Wine’s Birth

As the last days of March tick away, I am reminded of the qvevri that we brought from the country Georgia. It is buried near the side of the house and has had a wine in it for the past six months. During the autumn, we kept the opening to the qvevri open during fermentation. […]

Georgian Wine Selected for Decanter’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Congratulations go to Ramaz Nikoladze for the selection of his Tsolikouri Nakhshirgele 2013 by Decanter.

Georgian National Wine Month

The country Georgia, about 6,500 airline miles from the east coast of the United States, will celebrate their wines and their 8,000 vintages this October. The country’s National Wine Agency is sponsoring events in the United States. Georgian wine tasting events will take place in: New York City October 6th San Francisco October 13th Washington […]

Qvevri Coming to United Nations, Geneva

To help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the country Georgia is sending a qvevri to the UN offices in Geneva, according to a report in Agenda.ge. The qvevri will become a permanent display.  The relationship between a qvevri and the United Nations dates to late 2013. Qvevri winemaking was added to the […]

In Search of Ancient Georgian Winemaking in America

The country Georgia has the longest, continuous winemaking tradition on the globe. They have 8,000 vintages. Yet, much about the viticulture and enology from this country is unknown by wine enthusiasts. There are those in the United States who are exceptions. We are constantly in search for native Georgian varietal grapes grown in the United […]

Wine Bloggers Conference Gives Chance to Plug Ancient Winemaking Protocols

The previous Wine Bloggers Conference on the East Coast was in Charlottesville, Virginia. At that 2011 conference, I took a couple bottles of wine that I had made and shared with other members of the media. One bottle was an east/west blend of Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon and Virginia Tannat. This year’s conference returns to […]

Boston Wine Expo: Reaction to Qvevri Wine

The 2015 Boston Wine Expo was cut short due to yet another blizzard to plague Boston. On Saturday, I spent most of my time pouring wines and gently educating wine enthusiasts for Badagoni Winery in the country Georgia. I enjoyed working the inside of the table. Unfortunately, I never had the time to visit many […]

Are American Wine Enthusiasts Ready for Georgian Qvevri White Wines?

Are American wine enthusiasts ready for qvevri made wines from the country Georgia? Perhaps on Valentine Day they may embrace the qvevri white wines. Qvevri winemaking is an ancient winemaking process where grapes are fermented and aged in earthen vessels called qvevris. These qvevris are buried underground and can last for centuries if taken care […]


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