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GEORGIAN WINE HOME-TASTING (3)

* See also part 1 and 2 * Conclusion This tasting of Georgian wines imported in the Netherlands (Theo Jansen – GeoDev ) was not exhaustive. I didn’t ask to taste wines from ‘international’ grape varietals like merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Nor did I ask for the few ‘modern’ made k’vevri (qvevri) […]

GEORGIAN WINE HOME-TASTING (2)

* See also part 1 and part 3 * CHELTI Saperavi 2007, Kvareli, Kakheti (red, saperavi): a new winery and wine for me. Quite a nice surprise actually! Ripe fruit (plums, wild berries) and some spices in the nose. Fresh, juicy and mineral on the palate, with slightly bitter tannins, medium body, a good structure […]

GEORGIAN WINE HOME-TASTING (1)

After twice being juror of a Georgian wine competition and three visits to this beautiful country, I just have a crush on Georgia. Judging wines at the Expo Georgia Wine Award Competion – 2011 To keep updated with the quality of Georgian wines, I asked the Dutch importer Theo Jansen from GeoDev to send me […]

GEORGIAN WINING & DINING

The Georgian cuisine is not easy to classify; it has kept its own identity in the past thousands of years. ‘The’ Georgian cuisine doesn’t really exist, every region, every village, every family has its own way of cooking and eating, based on their own old culture. The same dishes will always be just that tiny […]

KAKHETI VISITS: PHEASANT’S TEARS

During our single day round trip in Kakheti, we visited SCHUCHMANN winery (Kisikhevi) in the morning (see article), KHAREBA winery (Kvareli) in the afternoon and PHEASANT’S TEARS wine cellars and much more (Sighnaghi) in the evening. It was a fantastic day, perfectly organized by MAKA APKHAZAVA-GERBER by order of the GEORGIAN WINE ASSOCIATION. Highly recommended! […]