A Tasting of Georgian Wines- Trade and Media
March 2, 2020
Please join us for a walk-around tasting with over 35+ Georgian wineries showcasing over 140 wines on Monday, March 2 from 4:00 – 6:00pm.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet producers and deepen their knowledge of one of the most dynamic (ancient yet emerging) wine regions in the U.S. market.
2019 was marked by the fifth straight year of year-over-year-growth with exports climbing a whopping 46% higher than 2018 figures. The quality and diversity of Georgian wine now available in the US continues to grow. Visitors to the tasting will be able to sample a broad range including:
Traditional Qvevri Wines in Amber and Red Styles
It was with these highly distinctive wines that Georgia first caught the attention of the world. The category has developed to include both ‘natural’ wines, 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.
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 both wineries showcasing their wines for the first time as they seek representation as well as importers who will presenting current wines available in the market.
Blind Tasting Competition of Georgian Varietals
For those sommeliers/buyers who have been tasting with us for awhile, you will have the opportunity to test your Georgian varietal knowledge base. Winner receives an all expense trip spot on one of our 2020 trade/media trips to Georgia this May, June or September.