NYC Georgian Consumer Wine Tasting: Monday October 18th
October 18, 2021
Join us for a walk-around tasting from 40+ Georgian wineries already in the market and 30+ wineries yet to be discovered on Monday, October 18th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm EST at Chama Mama in Chelsea (149 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA). Tickets $65 per person.
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.
2020 was marked by the sixth straight year of year-over-year growth averaging over 34%. Further, this trend continues to hold strong with exports up 35% during the first six months of 2021.
For more on this growth trend, go here for the full release. 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 presented, ranging from the juicy, unoaked medium-bodied to the intense, tannic and age-worthy.
Sparkling and Pet-Nat
And let’s not forget one of the newest categories to emerge from Georgia!
Wines will be poured for wineries showcasing their wines for the first time in the market as they seek representation as well as importers/distributors who will be presenting current wines available in the market.
Thanks to our friends at Chama Mama who will be providing everyone’s favorite Khachapuri, breads with Adjika, Pkhali, and various other Georgian delights.
In compliance with New York State mandate all participants must be vaccinated and be able to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend. Appropriate table spacing will be set up in Chama Mama’s outdoor back garden and other COVID-19 precautions will be in place with regular sanitizing, closed crachoir, disposal of wines, individual cups, etc.
We look forward to seeing you on the 18th!