Chinuri: Georgian sparkling wine

The name ‘Chinuri’ is derived from the word chinebuli, meaning ‘excellent’ in Georgian. It refers to the grape’s reputation for excellence in terms of appearance, colour and flavour. Chini also means ‘reddish-green’, appropriately matching the blush red-yellow-green the grapes turn as they ripen. Some winemakers even call Chinuri ‘Chinebuli’. Chinuri is one of the most important white…

Going nutty for Georgian food

In Georgia, “You’ll rarely drink wine without food and rarely eat without wine,” promises Sarah May Grunwald in her Tbilisi guide for Jancis Robinson’s website. If we had our way, the Georgian tradition of ‘supra’ will become the next ‘hygge’. Georgia’s cultural of celebrating anything and everything with lashings of delicious local food and wine…