“Wine is the Georgians’ poetry and their folklore, their religion and their daily bread.”
Alice Feiring
For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture, 2016

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A Natural History of Wine, Ian Tattersall

A captivating survey of the science of wine and winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered about the magic of the fermented grape

Alice Feiring about Georgian Wine

Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine

Enjoy the world’s first book to tell us the full, forgotten story of this ancient wine and its modern struggle to gain acceptance. A must-have for all wine lovers and for those who love orange wine.

An Interview with Lisa Granik at Boston Wine Expo

Georgian Wines at the Boston Wine Expo: An Interview with Lisa Granik

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture, Patrick E. McGovern

The history of civilization is, in many ways, the history of wine. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the earliest stages of vinicultural history and prehistory, which extends back into the Neolithic period and beyond.

Creeping Borders

Beautifully explicit film making by Tako Robakidze on the Russian Occupation of Georgia, called “Creeping Borders”:

Photographer Tako Robakidze has spent more than a year with families who live along the South Ossetia line of control, a moving border that Georgians call a “creeping occupation” because the Russian military has continually pushed deeper into Georgian territory. What is it like to live under creeping occupation? This is the question Robakidze explores in “Creeping Borders.”

For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture, Alice Feiring

 In 2011 when Alice Feiring first arrived in Georgia, she felt as if she’d emerged from the magic wardrobe into a world filled with mythical characters making exotic and delicious wine with the low-tech methods of centuries past. She was smitten, and she wasn’t alone.

Georgia Wine Documentary

Georgia, Sakhartvelo: The Birthplace of Wine, Terry and Kathy Sullivan

Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine by Terry and Kathy Sullivan reveals a cultural world unknown to many people. The country of Georgia is located to the east of the Black Sea between the Greater Caucasus Mountains and the Lesser Caucasus Mountains. 

Georgia: The Land Where Wine Was Born

Wine lovers have a lot to thank Georgia for.This is where wine production first began, over 7000 years ago.Archaeological remains suggest that as early as 4000 BC grape juice was being placed in underground clay jars, or Kvevri, to ferment during the winter.

Georgian Wine on CNN

His Majesty Georgian Wine, David Turashvili

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #1

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #1 – Wine in the Georgian tradition

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #2

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #2 – Qvevri vinification

Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs

Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand.Buy Book >

National wine agency of Georgia

RAW Wine NY 2019: How and Why Wines in Qvevri Develop Differently to Wines in Other Vessels

Heritage Radio Network invites iconic Georgian winemaker Iago Bitarishvili to answer all questions about qvevri wines and explore the myths around the ancient winemaking methods of qvevri fermentation.

Taste Georgia Tours

We customize tours to experience the best of the holy trinity of the Republic of Georgia: Wine, food and hospitality.

Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

Award-winning food writer and photographer Capalbo has traveled around Georgia collecting recipes and gathering stories from food and winemakers in this stunning but little-known country. The beautifully illustrated book is both a cookbook and a cultural guide to the personal, artisan-made foods and wines that make Georgia such a special place on the world’s gastronomic map.

The Georgian Table

Traditional and modern food and drink from Georgia and the Caucasus

The History of Georgian Wine

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles by Oz Clarke

The Wines of Georgia, Lisa Granik

Georgian wines, relatively unknown in the West, have been produced for 8,000 years and are among the world’s finest. This is the first definitive book on Georgian wine. The heart of the book resides in a detailed examination of Georgian grape varieties, key vineyard areas, and wine styles, including profiles of contemporary Georgian producers. Author Lisa Granik is an American master of wine, head of the National Wine Agency, and contractor for the American company Tastingwork.

Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, Dr Matthew Horkey, Charine Tan

Uncorking the Caucasus is about the wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia. Part travel narrative and part wine guide, this book will take the readers on a tasting tour through the wine regions in the three countries, recommend the best wine each place has to offer, provide anecdotal insights into the wine culture of each country, and discuss the history of ancient winemaking based on archeological evidence and folklores.Buy Book >

UNESCO: Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – 2013

Vintage: The Story of Wine, Hugh Johnson

From one of the preeminent writers on wine today, the lavishly illustrated and brilliantly told story of wine and civilization, from ancient Rome to the present.

Where did it all start? – Winemaking Origins in a New Book by Oz Clarke

The first chapter of this popular and historical research “6000 BC, Where did it all start?” is dedicated to Georgia, as the homeland of winemaking. 

A Natural History of Wine, Ian Tattersall

A captivating survey of the science of wine and winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered about the magic of the fermented grape

Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine

Enjoy the world’s first book to tell us the full, forgotten story of this ancient wine and its modern struggle to gain acceptance. A must-have for all wine lovers and for those who love orange wine.

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture, Patrick E. McGovern

The history of civilization is, in many ways, the history of wine. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the earliest stages of vinicultural history and prehistory, which extends back into the Neolithic period and beyond.

For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture, Alice Feiring

 In 2011 when Alice Feiring first arrived in Georgia, she felt as if she’d emerged from the magic wardrobe into a world filled with mythical characters making exotic and delicious wine with the low-tech methods of centuries past. She was smitten, and she wasn’t alone.

Georgia, Sakhartvelo: The Birthplace of Wine, Terry and Kathy Sullivan

Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine by Terry and Kathy Sullivan reveals a cultural world unknown to many people. The country of Georgia is located to the east of the Black Sea between the Greater Caucasus Mountains and the Lesser Caucasus Mountains. 

His Majesty Georgian Wine, David Turashvili

Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs

Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand.Buy Book >

Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

Award-winning food writer and photographer Capalbo has traveled around Georgia collecting recipes and gathering stories from food and winemakers in this stunning but little-known country. The beautifully illustrated book is both a cookbook and a cultural guide to the personal, artisan-made foods and wines that make Georgia such a special place on the world’s gastronomic map.

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles by Oz Clarke

The Wines of Georgia, Lisa Granik

Georgian wines, relatively unknown in the West, have been produced for 8,000 years and are among the world’s finest. This is the first definitive book on Georgian wine. The heart of the book resides in a detailed examination of Georgian grape varieties, key vineyard areas, and wine styles, including profiles of contemporary Georgian producers. Author Lisa Granik is an American master of wine, head of the National Wine Agency, and contractor for the American company Tastingwork.

Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, Dr Matthew Horkey, Charine Tan

Uncorking the Caucasus is about the wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia. Part travel narrative and part wine guide, this book will take the readers on a tasting tour through the wine regions in the three countries, recommend the best wine each place has to offer, provide anecdotal insights into the wine culture of each country, and discuss the history of ancient winemaking based on archeological evidence and folklores.Buy Book >

Vintage: The Story of Wine, Hugh Johnson

From one of the preeminent writers on wine today, the lavishly illustrated and brilliantly told story of wine and civilization, from ancient Rome to the present.

Alice Feiring about Georgian Wine

An Interview with Lisa Granik at Boston Wine Expo

Georgian Wines at the Boston Wine Expo: An Interview with Lisa Granik

Creeping Borders

Beautifully explicit film making by Tako Robakidze on the Russian Occupation of Georgia, called “Creeping Borders”:

Photographer Tako Robakidze has spent more than a year with families who live along the South Ossetia line of control, a moving border that Georgians call a “creeping occupation” because the Russian military has continually pushed deeper into Georgian territory. What is it like to live under creeping occupation? This is the question Robakidze explores in “Creeping Borders.”

Georgia: The Land Where Wine Was Born

Wine lovers have a lot to thank Georgia for.This is where wine production first began, over 7000 years ago.Archaeological remains suggest that as early as 4000 BC grape juice was being placed in underground clay jars, or Kvevri, to ferment during the winter.

Georgian Wine on CNN

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #1

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #1 – Wine in the Georgian tradition

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #2

I am wine – Pheasant’s Tears #2 – Qvevri vinification

RAW Wine NY 2019: How and Why Wines in Qvevri Develop Differently to Wines in Other Vessels

Heritage Radio Network invites iconic Georgian winemaker Iago Bitarishvili to answer all questions about qvevri wines and explore the myths around the ancient winemaking methods of qvevri fermentation.

UNESCO: Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – 2013

Georgia Wine Documentary

National wine agency of Georgia

Taste Georgia Tours

We customize tours to experience the best of the holy trinity of the Republic of Georgia: Wine, food and hospitality.

The Georgian Table

Traditional and modern food and drink from Georgia and the Caucasus

The History of Georgian Wine

Where did it all start? – Winemaking Origins in a New Book by Oz Clarke

The first chapter of this popular and historical research “6000 BC, Where did it all start?” is dedicated to Georgia, as the homeland of winemaking.