Racha-Lechkhumi’s secret grape variety

Racha-Lechkhumi is one of Georgia’s smallest wine regions, but also one of the country’s most important. Covering less than 2000 square miles of Northern Georgian, this little region is wedged between Imreti in the south and the Greater Caucasus mountains to the north. Remote as it is, Racha-Lechkhumi long harboured an unsung hero grape, Alexsandrouli. Alexsandrouli,…

The perfect summer wine: Dzelshavi

Lockdown is making life far more challenging for us all but we’ve found a silver lining is a heightened appreciation for what we put on our tables. With summer fast approaching, thoughts turn to the delicious lighter foods and drinks we can enjoy in the sunshine. Fingers crossed the British summer stays fine! Dzelshavi is…

Tavkveri: the shark of wines

What do sharks and wine have in common? Not much! Though this grape is nicknamed after one the ocean’s most elusive predators: Hammerheads. These red grapes are evocatively nicknamed for the unusual flat top of each bunch. Tavkveri is highly unusual in that it is a female vine. Most cultivated grape vines are hermaphroditic, which…

Drink Saperavi this Christmas

Is there a red grape more suited to Christmas feasting than Saperavi? This versatile grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, full-on sweet, and fortified wines. If you wanted, you could drink nothing but Saperavi with every part of your Christmas meal! It’s a grape of incredible character, balancing refreshing acidity with intense chocolate and…

A Tbilisi mini-break isn’t complete without a visit to Kakheti

The beauty and cultural richness of Georgia is finally gaining Western recognition – and not a moment too soon. Tbilisi’s appeal is providing an important opportunity for Georgian winemakers to get their wines in front of multi-cultural, multi-national consumers. That’s why we were so excited to see Tbilisi featured in an article in The Sunday…