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 Roadshow

We are bringing our Georgian Wine Trade & Press tastings to Manchester and Bristol in June! These tastings will feature a walk-around tasting with a wide range of producers and wines, from artisan, ‘qvevri’ orange wine to some irresistibly enjoyable Saperavi – called “Georgia’s answer to Malbec”. The tastings will be in Manchester on 12th…

How to toast – the Georgian way

In the country where wine was invented (so say Georgians), it’s hardly surprisingly that toasting is serious business. The tradition is called supra, and its background and process are the stuff of legend – and vital for understanding the wine culture of Georgia.   The legend goes that when God was creating the world, He told people…

Saperavi: the grape to watch

If Sarah Abbott MW has her way, Saperavi will soon be as familiar a grape as Shiraz. “It makes soulful tasting wines”, she says.   Saperavi is Georgia’s hero grape variety. One of only a handful of grapes world-wide with highly-pigmented red flesh as well as skins, the name translates as ‘to dye’. Saperavi is the perfect flagship grape for a country which…

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…