Pairing Georgian Wines with Global Cuisine
Georgian Wine
by niki
1M ago
This year, The Georgian wine UK campaign will focus on ‘The Georgian Palate’—for good reasons!  One of the outstanding features of Georgian wines is their remarkable ability to adapt effortlessly and harmonise with cuisines from all corners of the globe.    Catering to a diverse range of palates and culinary preferences, there is a Georgian wine to suit all. Whether the dish demands a crisp white wine, a structured amber, or a bold red, wines from Georgia offer a perfect match for each dish.    Interestingly, the secret to this versatile pairing lies in the heart of th ..read more
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Georgian National Wine Agency launches 2024 UK promotional program for Georgian wine
Georgian Wine
by sarah
2M ago
The National Wine Agency of Georgia has confirmed its 2024 promotional campaign, its seventh year of developing the UK market. Since the launch of the program in 2017, key national agencies and importers have added Georgian wine to their portfolio. Support from companies such as Berkmann Wine Cellars, Boutinot, Clark Foyster Wines, Hallgarten Novum, Lea and Sandeman, Les Caves de Pyrene and Liberty, has led to Georgian wine being listed in over 300 independent retailers, and across the on-trade, as well as in Majestic, Marks and Spencer, The Wine Society and Direct Wines. This builds on the su ..read more
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Georgia’s Wine Mastery: Key Takeaways from IWSC 2024
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
Georgia’s have again impressed at the IWSC 2024 wine judging awards held in Georgia. The event, supported by The Gurjaani Wine Festival and the National Wine Agency of Georgia, saw experts including David Kermode, Will Hill, Cat Lomax, and Alistair Cooper MW give Georgian wines their considered approval. The quality of Georgian wines is clear: over 60% of the 450 entries won medals, with 18 striking gold. This follows last year’s strong showing and cements Georgian wine’s high standards. The diversity of Georgian wine is a big draw. Judges praised the varied styles, especially the qvevri-made ..read more
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Georgian wine in the press: The Daily Mail highlights Georgia as “the most underrated country in Europe” and recommends Georgian wine
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
Writing in The Daily Mail online, journalist Zac Campbell has spotlighted Georgia as Europe’s ‘most underrated country’ through the eyes of travel vlogger, @haleyandzach_, affirming the UK’s growing interest in the nation’s rich history and viticulture. Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, is acclaimed for its splendid architecture and delicious cuisine. Yet, it is the country’s wine-making heritage that is stirring intrigue and excitement.   The vlogger’s TikTok revelations about Georgia’s affordable charm and beauty have sparked conversations among her followers, with some questioning her geogra ..read more
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Georgian wine in the press: The Times highlights Georgia as “The European wine region where you can feast like a king”
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
The Times recent feature on Georgian wine holidays paints a tantalizing picture of a less-trodden path for wine connoisseurs and cultural explorers alike. The article, written by Marianna Hunt, highlights Georgia’s rich viticulture, especially in Kakheti, recognized as the earliest wine-producing region in history. Here, traditional qvevri pottery is used to age wines, linking the past with the present. A wine holiday in Georgia is not just about the wine—it’s an immersive cultural experience. The supra, a traditional Georgian feast featuring endless courses and toasts led by a toastmaster, ep ..read more
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Georgian wine in the press: Metro recommends Tbilisi as a “Hidden Gem”
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
In the ever-evolving landscape of travel, Georgia, with its storied capital Tbilisi, is gaining notable prominence in UK media as a leading destination for travellers seeking both value and novelty. Metro magazine spotlights Tbilisi as a hidden gem that outshines well-trodden European hotspots not just in charm, but also in affordability. Through the insights of journalist Lizzie Thomson, Metro unveils the allure of this 1,520-year-old city, framed as the ‘new Berlin,’ and details why it’s becoming a preferred choice for those looking to eschew pricey UK staycations for more economically frien ..read more
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Georgian wine in the press: “Postcard from Georgia” in the Financial Times
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
In a captivating recent article by Camilla Bell Davies in the FT, the rich heritage of Georgian wine takes centre stage, echoing the UK’s growing fascination with this ancient craft. The narrative begins with a legend from Tbilisi about a Persian shah so enamoured with the intense Saperavi wine that he nearly destroyed its source in his greed. Thankfully, the defiant Georgian spirit prevailed, allowing Saperavi to become a cornerstone of the booming Georgian wine industry today.   This interest in Georgian wines is not just a passing fancy; it’s cemented by the international acclaim won b ..read more
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Georgian wine in the press: Julia Harding MW reports on “A Georgian miscellany” for Jancisrobinson.com
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
In a recent article, Julia Harding MW reviews more than 50 Georgian wines including some tasted at a Trade Tasting by GinVino, and others over the course of several months as press samples. Harding’s coverage paints a picture of a vibrant and diverse Georgian wine industry, rich in tradition yet adaptable and innovative, producing a wide array of high-quality wines. According to Harding, the wines demonstrated Georgia’s varied viticulture. While qvevri wines (made in clay vessels buried underground) receive more international attention, they represent only about 5% of Georgia’s total wine prod ..read more
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Georgian wine in the press: Rose Murray Brown MW on Western Georgia for The Scotsman
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
In a recent article in The Scotsman, Rose Murray Brown MW sheds light on the revitalization of Georgian wine, particularly in Western Georgia’s Samegrelo and Imereti regions. The story begins in an old ‘oda’ in Samegrelo, a traditional Mingrelian wooden house, belonging to Zaza Gagua and his wife Keto Ninidze. They moved from Tbilisi to revive local viticulture, replacing hazelnut groves with vines and burying new ‘lagvanis’ (local term for qvevris). Samegrelo’s humid subtropical climate supports indigenous grapes, with a rich history of viticulture. Ninidze notes that, prior to the 1850s, the ..read more
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Add a Georgian twist to your Christmas Feast with Mtsvane
Georgian Wine
by sarah
5M ago
As we gear up for the festive season, it’s time to think about unique twists we can add to our favorite holiday dishes. This year, why not give your Christmas smoked salmon recipes a delightful Georgian twist with the exquisite white wine Mtsvane? Mtsvane: A Revived Historical Gem Mtsvane, which translates to ‘green’ in Georgian, is an exciting historic variety of grape that nearly faced extinction during Soviet times. Fortunately, this exceptional grape is now being replanted, celebrated for its high quality and appealing flavour profile. The dry white wines produced from Mtsvane grapes are k ..read more
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