Biggest draw for the most, and the reason Georgia is slowly making its way onto main stream radars are its wines. Here are top things you need to know about Georgian Wine!
1. It is the oldest wine region in the whole world. Current Georgia (located between Western Asia and Eastern Europe) it is believed by many to be the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and wine production which started over 8,000 years ago.
2. It has been producing a kind of amber-colored wine in clay pots called “Qvevri”.
3. It is the only country where popular seeding from France and Italy did not enter, thus the Georgian wines are one of a kind and 100% local.
4. There are 38 registered wine seedings in the whole country,
5. It is the only place in the world where wine ferments in a kin hidden underground
6. Georgia wines are becoming so famous that Tbilisi was the site of the 2014 International Wine Conference, which , to put to you in perspective, will be held this year in Champagne, France.
7. Visit Alaverdi Monastery located just under two hours south of the capital, where you can visit the property and try some award-winning wines.
8. Travel to Sighnaghi, a small hilltop town, beautiful and picturesque palce, you will imagine being in Tuscany, Italy. Try food and wine pairing at the Pheasants Tears Winery with 300 year-old-wine cellar and sophisticated locally sources cuisine.