Important Note, as at 16th March 2020:
Following the latest advice on public gatherings and the Corona Virus, this event is postponed until later in the year. We will confirm the new details and date as soon as we can.
In the meantime, we will be hosting webinars and remote tastings featuring Georgian Wine. If you are interested in participating, just join the mailing list over at www.swirlwinegroup.com.
Please see the latest advice from Public Health England here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
2019 was a tipping point for Georgian wine in the UK: year-on year exports increased by 60% by volume and value, and four major importers added Georgian wine producers to their portfolio for the first time.
The quality and diversity of Georgian wine now available in the UK has blossomed.
Visitors to the tasting will be able to sample a brilliant range including:
Traditional qvevri wines in amber and red styles.
It was with these highly distinctive wines that Georgia first caught our attention, and the category has developed to include both staunchly no-intervention, ‘natural’ styles, as well as examples that combine the intriguing character of qvevri wine with contemporary accessibility.
Classic dry whites
There’s more to Georgia than qvevri wine, and there will be many examples of the lively, delicately perfumed, textured dry whites that UK importers are so excited about.
Classic dry reds
Delicious dry reds from Saperavi and other indigenous grapes will be on show, ranging from the juicy, unoaked medium-bodied to the intense, tannic and age-worthy.
Wines will be poured by importers at their tables, and there will also be a walk-around tasting of wines from producers who are seeking UK partners.
A masterclass will be presented at 10:30am-12pm by Sarah Abbott MW on “Georgia the microcosm – an exploration of the diversity of Georgian wine.”