Wine writer Ellie Scott writes about Georgian wine
Gvino UK Blog
by Georgina Nunn
4M ago
This great article on Georgian wine by Ellie Scott, Georgia: New trends and ancient traditions, is featured on a new website called Rewriting the wine news. The article features our very own, Vazisubani Estate, with a recommendation of their Khikhvi wine which can be purchased on our site. To read the article in full please click here. Thank you Ellie ..read more
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Forbes interviews Vazisubani Estate winemaker: Lado Uzunashvili
Gvino UK Blog
by Georgina Nunn
7M ago
John Mariani from Forbes Magazine interviews chief winemaker at Vazisubani Estate, Lado Uzunashvili on the world wide growth of Georgian wine, the challenges it faces, with insights into Vazisubani Estate and their wines. To read the article in full please click here. Lado Uzunashvili is world renowned winemaker, Georgian enologist and wine expert with international recognition, having made wines across the globe in France, Australia, Japan and of course, Georgia.  Wine is in his blood, being the 11th generation winemaker in his family. He is the visionary behind the Vazisubani ..read more
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Kakheti – The homeland of Georgian Wine
Gvino UK Blog
by Georgina Nunn
7M ago
Kakheti is the largest and most well-known wine region in Georgia. Located in the east of the country with the border of Russia and zerbaijan, a two-hour drive from the capital Tbilisi. The region stretches along the Alazani and Iori river basins, nestled in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. Kakheti covers around 11,300 hectares with 2,400 under vine. Most of the vineyards can be found at an altitude of between 250-800 metres above sea level. Kakheti has a low annual rainfall and has three distinct climates subtropical, warm, and moderately warm. Kakheti is Georgia’s largest PDO (protec ..read more
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Our new Georgian wine project
Gvino UK Blog
by Danilo Di Salvo
7M ago
Bringing you closer to Georgia  by Danilo Di Salvo, co-founder, gvino UK Our mantra has always been ‘Bringing you the Georgian Wine Experience’ and over the years we have been somewhat successful in that aim. Over 2020, we thought hard about how we can you bring you even close to Georgia and here’s an update.. #1 Georgia If you haven’t been lucky enough to travel to Georgia then you may not know about some of the truly wonderful elements of the country. Check out one of our previous blogs, which highlights a trip we took a few years ago. Georgia is a complex mix of religi ..read more
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Face to Face wine event 2021
Gvino UK Blog
by Danilo Di Salvo
7M ago
On the 22nd of June, gvino UK were invited to a live face to face Georgian wine tasting hosted by the wonderful folks at Georgian Wine UK- a first since October 2019! And let us tell you, it was delicious. What a welcome break from all the dire news that we have been having over the last weeks and months  First of all, a huge thanks to the Georgian Wine UK team for managing such a successful event at the outstanding location of the Trivet Restaurant of London, which is managed by two Fat Duck legends, Isa Bal and Jonny Lake. The lunch which was graciously provided included some mouth-wate ..read more
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Georgia's Amber Jewel
Gvino UK Blog
by Georgina Nunn
7M ago
Amber wine is made using white grape varieties. It is essentially white wine that has turned an amber colour due to the amount of contact the grape juice has with its skins, seeds and stems. In Georgia this tends to be done in qvevri (clay vessels) and can be anything from a few weeks, in the case of Imeretian wines, or several months in the case of Kakhetian wines. Keeping the grape juice in contact with its skins gives it colour, more body and more tannins, giving it depth and enhancing character and flavour. The colour can be anything from a pale gold to a deep amber, almost ale-like colour ..read more
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Queries about Qvevri
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by Georgina Nunn
7M ago
  What are they? Qvevri are traditional Georgian handmade terracotta egg-shaped vessels used for the fermentation, ageing and storage of wine. Around 10% of all wine produced in Georgia is made in qvevri. Archaeological excavations in Southern Georgia have found qvevri containing seed pips dating back to 6000 BC. The word ‘qvevri’ literally means ‘that which is buried’. The qvevri are buried in the earth with only the neck showing above ground. Qvevri are installed in the ‘marani’, a wine cellar. What are they made from? The clay from which qvevri are made is sourced from different parts ..read more
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Racha-Lechkhumi: A Georgian mountain paradise
Gvino UK Blog
by Georgina Nunn
7M ago
This sparsely populated region in north western Georgia is often talked of as a mountain paradise with green meadows, lakes, springs, mountain hiking trails and river beaches. It is situated 100 miles north of the capital, Tbilisi, between Imereti and the Greater Caucasus mountains, at 400-5000m above sea level. The region has diverse terroirs (how a region’s climate, soil and aspect affect the taste of wine) with many different soils such as limestone, clay, clay with flint and sandy clay, making it an absolute winemakers heaven The climate has high rainfall and high humidity, cold winters an ..read more
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Discover Georgia with Alara… Part 1
Gvino UK Blog
by Danilo Di Salvo
7M ago
Part 1 – All you need to know about Qvevri… by Alara Ozcam, Sales and Marketing Director, gvino UK What is Qvevri? How is it made? How do you even say it? – believe us, these questions are not uncommon. Here are 5 quick facts about qvevri to fastforward your journey to becoming a qvevri wine guru. #1 Kvevri vs Qvevri There’s no final verdict on this one. The Georgian language consists of two “k” sounds – (hence the writing kvevri) yet standard keyboards inevitably turn it into a “q” which has led Georgian wine aficionados to spell it as such. We call it Qvevri as do our friends at Georg ..read more
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Kakheti – the homeland of Georgian wine
Gvino UK Blog
by Danilo
1y ago
Kakheti is the largest and most well-known wine region in Georgia. Located in the east of the country with the border of Russia and Azerbaijan, a two-hour drive from the capital Tbilisi. The region stretches along the Alazani and Iori river basins, nestled in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. Kakheti covers around 11,300 hectares with 2,400 under vine. Most of the vineyards can be found at an altitude of between 250-800 metres above sea level. Kakheti has a low annual rainfall and has three distinct climates subtropical, warm, and moderately warm. Kakheti is Georgia’s largest PDO (prote ..read more
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