Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine
Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine

Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine

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By Miquel Hudin & Daria Kholodilina

Embraced by the Caucasus mountains at the crossroad between Europe and Asia, the Republic of Georgia is fascinating country that's small in size but big in its contribution to the history of wine as it lays claim to a tradition of at least 8,000 years. 

This book will take the reader on a journey through the winemaking history, traditions, grapes, regional specialties and cellars from "the cradle of wine". It is an indispensable companion for the exploration of beauty that Georgian wine has to offer. 

 “…the definitive guide to this unique country’s wines”– The Guardian
“…an absolute treasure-trove of information that makes it without question the best guide book for any wine lover travelling to Georgia”  –


Product details:
Language: English
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Vinologue; 1st edition 

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Alan W.
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Wine from the real Georgia

No, this is not about ex-president Jimmy Carter’s peanut wine, it is about the many millennia of wine making from the ancient country of Georgia in the Caucasus. This book is well and enthusiastically written, and well illustrated. It provides a history of Georgian wine making, possibly the world’s oldest - including the ancient technique of producing the wine in huge pottery vessels sunk in the ground (termed kvevri - pronounced kuev-ri). This technique was widespread in the Mediterranean area in ancient times, but was, of course, soon replaced by barrels in most places. Since modern Georgian wine, freed from the Soviet-era dictates that required quantity over quality, is extremely good - the unusual kvevri wines are a very enjoyable experience, reminiscent of the vin jaune from the French Jura. The best thing to do is to read this book with a glass of Georgian wine by your side.