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Tommo
04
Aug

What is The Real Rtveli Georgia (Wine Harvest Festival 2024): Simulation vs Real Rtveli

The Rtveli is an annual Georgian tradition. A wine harvest festival that is more than just drinking wine – it is the process of picking the grapes, processing them into juice and starting the fermentation process to make wine. Couple this with a supra (feast) to celebrate a job well done, and you have for...
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19
Jun

Top Wines: Merano (Chateau Mukhrani) & Bolnisi Festivals, June 2023

Over 2 days of wine festivals (June 11th & June 17th 2023), I managed to taste 123 wines from 51 producers. Merano festival at Chateau Mukhrani (June 11th) and the Bolnisi festival in the old Swabian/German town of Bolnisi (Ekaterinefield) south of Tbilisi. The majority were rated “good” or “acceptable”. And by this, I mean...
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06
Jun

Top Wines: Wine Expo Georgia (Tbilisi), June 2023

Wine Expo Georgia is the biggest wine trade show in Georgia (country). In 2023 it ran from Friday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th. Over 120 producers were represented (there were more producers there than what was listed on the official release on their website, so the exact number is not clear). I managed to...
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15
May

Top Wines: New Wine Festival Tbilisi, May 2023

The New Wine Festival in Mtatsminda park is the biggest single day wine festival in Tbilisi. Over 230 producers were represented. I managed to taste 71 wines from 18 producers. The weather conditions made moving quickly between producers more challenging. The majority were rated “good” or “acceptable”. And by this, I mean wines that we...
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08
May

Top Wines: Zero Compromise & Saamuri Festivals, May 2023

Over 3 days of wine festivals (May 5th+6th+7th 2023), I managed to taste 231 wines from 69 producers,  including 2 cider producers, who had cider, not wine :-) The majority were rated “good” or “acceptable”. And by this, I mean wines that we can objectively say to have merit, and enjoyable characteristics that make them...
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24
Mar

List of All 29 Georgian Appellations (PDO) Microzones

Georgia (country) has 29 appellations (PDOs), sometimes called microzones. 20 of these are in Kakheti, the highest-producing wine region of Georgia, about 1 hour east of the capital Tbilisi. The exact specifications for each appellation are complex, the below list is a quick summary overview of each appellation, the wine type and grapes and the...
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17
Mar

Discover the Best Georgian Wine Regions & PDO’s

Georgian Wine Regions Guide: To some extent, you could say much of Georgia is a wine region. Aside from the high mountains, a large proportion of the liveable area is capable of producing wine, and does. Maybe not always on a commercial scale, but home winemakers producing for personal consumption are almost omnipresent. Wine is...
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13
Mar

COMPARISON: Georgia Wine Tours From Tbilisi. Guided & Independent Tours (Kakheti etc.)

In this article I compare Georgia Wine Tours from Tbilisi and Kutaisi as well as offer a summary to the major Georgian wine regions and wines. Should you take a Kakheti wine tour (Georgia’s most famous wine region), or head to one of the lesser known regions? Which wine regions are easiest to reach from...
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14
Jan

Things To Do in Tbilisi Map & Guide: 40+ Activities & Places to Visit in Tbilisi, Georgia

Things To Do in Tbilisi & Free Tbilisi Map: Our Tbilisi Travel Guide includes an extensive list of places to visit in Tbilisi and fun things to do in Tbilisi. Whether you are after food, culture, history or nightlife we cover the best Tbilisi Attractions and activities. As well as this guide with more than...
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31
Aug

Help Grapes Be Wine! Wine Harvest Festival Options: Simulation vs Real Rtveli

The Rtveli is an annual Georgian tradition. A wine harvest festival that is more than just drinking wine – it is the process of picking the grapes, processing them into juice and starting the fermentation process to make wine. Couple this with a supra (feast) to celebrate a job well done, and you have for...
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