Guests will discover 20 different qvevri wines from across Georgia, as well as exceptional Georgian food from specialist Walnut and Spice. Throughout the afternoon there will be a walk-around tasting with experts on hand to talk you through all the delicious wines on offer or you can sip and taste at your leisure. There will also be two masterclasses teaching you everything you could need to know about the special processes in making Georgian qvevri wine and what sets them apart from other wines. Not to mention, there will be live music and Georgian dancing – we defy you not to get involved!
If you still need convincing to pop along, here are three reasons why the London Qvevri Festival is your one-stop introduction not just to qvevri wine, but to Georgian culture too.
- Qvevri wines may only account for 1% of total wine production in Georgia, but they’ve fast become the flagship style of the country. Qvevri wines are an evocative representation of everything that’s so exciting about Georgian wine today: the wines are produced without additives, using native grapes, blending the typically Georgian respect for tradition with innovation in the field.
- There will be Georgian food! The supra is a fundamental part of Georgian cultural psyche and in this ritual food is at least as important as wine. You can read more about the tradition of supra here, and more about the special relationship between Georgian food and wine here.
- Georgia is notable for its community-driven society. Accordingly, this is a community-driven event; it wasn’t organised by any official body but by passionate importers who love Georgia and Georgian wines. The very essence of Georgia is its collaborative, passionate people. You’ll never meet a Georgian who isn’t passionate about their homeland and its culture: this event is a physical manifestation of that. These importers each have their own story to share of the very moment at which they fell in love with Georgia and its wines. In learning their stories, we’re sure you will too.
To book tickets visit the organiser’s event page. See you there!