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The Georgian Kvevri Winemaking Process

The Georgian Kvevri Winemaking Process

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 the name kvevri seems difficult to wrap your head around but it’s actually not (read …

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Real Old World: Georgia’s Ancient Vineyards

Real Old World: Georgia's Ancient Vineyards

Why are Stalin’s favourite wines on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List? We head to Georgia’s vineyards to find out. TWO LITRES OF wine. In one gulp. From out of something that looks a lot like a horn transported from deep in the Austrian Alps. “Yes, it happens,” says my guide, …

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New Highway Project to Plan in Kakheti

In the highways department of Regional Development and Infrastructure, they are going to propose a new project in the frame of improving high speed ways in the East and West of Georgia. The mentioned highways are the part of 4 year plan which aims to promote spatial development of the …

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Qvevri School Launches in Kakheti

A new Qvevri School will open in Ikalto, Kakheti which will aim to teach the oldest techniques of Georgian pottery. The school will open in 2017. Qvevri is the Georgian name for clay vessels artisans utilize during wine-making for fermentation. Costing over $1 million, the World Bank Group is sponsoring …

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Telegraph Newspaper Says Kakheti is Alternative to California

Following the results of the recent U.S elections, the Telegraph newspaper claimed Kakheti as the next alternative for Californian residents. With many devastated by the results of the 2016 U.S elections, even celebrities have claimed to leave the United States. In their article, “15 perfect places for Americans to emigrate …

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VELLINO: New Brand Comes to Georgian Wine Market

VELLINO is a new Georgian wine brand, which appeared in October in Georgia. At this stage the company offers Saperavi 2015, however from 2017 production of other wine varieties is planned. Founder of the company is financial officer who heads this business by himself. “I always wanted to create something with my hands …

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Practical Guide to Wine Tourism in the Georgia: UNWTO Lessons

Practical Guide to Wine Tourism in the Republic of Georgia: UNWTO Lessons

Sue and I  recently returned from the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) first Global Conference on Wine Tourism in Tbilisi, Georgia and we are still processing the experience. One interesting feature of the conference is that the sessions weren’t confined to the usual convention center or hotel ballroom locations. …

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Winegrowers Earn 37 million GEL by Grape Sales

Kakheti Grape

The vintage process continues in all municipalities of the Kakheti Region. As of 12 o’clock of September 19, more than 43.6 thousand tons of grapes were processed in the Kakheti Region, including 21 000 tons of Rkatsiteli, 20 000 tons of Saperavi, 1.8 thousand tons of Kakhetian Green, the Ministry …

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