Georgian wine, marani, qvevri

Georgian wine comes to Manchester on 12th June

The interest in Georgian wine is booming, as quality soars, availability increases, and press coverage intensifies. Sales of Georgian wine to the UK grew by 30% in 2018, with both established large and new artisan wine-makers securing new UK importers. But there is still a lot of unsigned talent in Georgian wine… WHAT:        Wines of…

Georgian wine at the Real Wine Fair

Natural wine producers Pheasant’s Tears, Iago Bitarishvili, Okro’s Wine and Iberieli join a delicious cast of hundreds presenting low intervention wines in London. The Real Wine Fair is on in London this Sunday, 12th May and Monday, 13th May. 170 wine makers from all over the world come to show their organic, biodynamic and low-intervention…

Wines of Georgia at the London Wine Fair

Georgia returns to London Wine Fair 20-22 May 2019, Stand K60 Fifteen producers from Georgia will be exhibiting on the national pavilion stand at this year’s London Wine Fair. As part of an expanded programme of activities for the UK market, 15 producers will be attending the Fair. Some of them are already active in…

Producer focus: GWS

GWS GWS (“Georgian Wine and Spirits”) is one of the biggest and most dynamic producers of Georgia. It emerged from the Soviet-era government winery “Telavi2”, which was established in the 1970s. In common with several former Soviet wineries, Telavi2 was purchased by forward-thinking entrepreneurs in the early 1990s, just as Georgia was emerging into independence.…

Producer focus: Iago’s wine

Iago Bitarishvili makes just 5,000 bottles a year, but his influence and impact is that of a major, and visionary, producer. From his family vineyards in Kartli he makes arrestingly elegant Amber and White wines from the local Chinuri grape. Born to a wine-making family, Iago reintroduced the use of Qvevri in the early 2000s…

Producer focus: Khareba

Khareba is a large and commercially significant Georgian wine producer with an aristocratic origin. As long ago as the 17th century, wines from its vineyards in Vachnadzeani, in Hereti, were championed by the noble Jandieri and the Vachnadze families. The following period, however, brought conflict and rule by the Persians, and destruction of vineyards and…

Mosmieri winery, Georgia

Producer focus: Mosmieri

Mosmieri. Founded by a German-Georgian team near Telavi, Kakheti, this new winery is an example of the flourishing of Georgia’s boutique wine scene. The beautiful winery, courtyard garden and restaurant are built using the delicately proportioned hand-finished bricks and stone of local origin. The tower and wooden balconies nod to Georgia’s distinctively elegant traditional architecture.…

Our blood is wine: Georgian film festival in London

A new documentary film about Georgian wine makers is among screenings at the Georgian Film Festival in London from 1st to 8th May. “Our Blood is Wine” is directed by Emily Railsback, and co-presented by sommelier Jeremy Quinn. Shot entirely on iPhone, the film explores the resurgent wine culture of Georgia, and its powerful links…