Skin-Contact Wines to Sip This Summer

August 1, 2019THE FOOD LENS

Amber wine from Georgia—the country east of the Black Sea, north of Turkey and Armenia—is increasingly available here in Boston. Many of these wines are made in qvevri (pronounced ‘kwev-ree’), buried clay pots that are integral to the country’s 8,000-year-old winemaking tradition. Depending on variables like the length of time that juice and skins spend together in those conical vessels, amber wines can range from delicately textural to intensely earthy.

Get into the skin-contact conversation! Here are two lip-smacking bottles to get you started…