Traditional Georgian marani now installed at Plumpton Wine University in Sussex

A collaboration between wine importer Henry Mchedlishvili, Plumpton University, the Georgian National Wine Agency, and the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce has led to the creation of an authentic Georgian “Marani” in Sussex. “Marani” is the Georgian name for a wine cellar that uses the traditional terracotta vessels, “Qvevri”, for the fermentation, clarification and ageing…

Georgian wine – why we love it!

Georgian wines were presented in a masterclass and walk-around tasting at the Hotel du Vin in Bristol. Watch our short film to hear why @RuthSpivey, (founder of the brilliant Wine Carboot), Danilo di Salvo (Entrepreneur and Founder of Gvino UK wine merchants) and Sarah Abbott MW think that Georgian Wine is ripe to convert UK…

Georgian wine on the road – 12th to 18th June 2019

THE EVENT The roadshows held in June in Manchester and Bristol were a testament to the ever-growing interest in Georgian Wine.  The Masterclasses were sold out, and a lively walk-around tasting clearly demonstrated the guests delight at each wine.  The tasting featured a wide range of producers and wines, from artisan, ‘qvevri’ orange wine, to…

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…