DATE

12th June 2019

18th June 2019

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THE EVENT

The roadshows held in June in Manchester and Bristol were a testament to the ever-growing interest in Georgian Wine.  The Masterclasses were sold out, and a lively walk-around tasting clearly demonstrated the guests delight at each wine.  The tasting featured a wide range of producers and wines, from artisan, ‘qvevri’ orange wine, to some irresistibly enjoyable Saperavi, whilst Sarah Abbott MW held guests captivated with her comprehensive masterclasses on Georgian winemaking techniques, culture and history.

WHAT: Wines of Georgia – Manchester Trade and Press Tasting
WHEN: Wednesday 12th June 2019
WHERE: The Castlefield Rooms, 18-20 Castle Street, Manchester, M3 4LZ

WHAT: Wines of Georgia – Bristol Trade and Press Tasting
WHEN: Wednesday 18th June 2019
WHERE: Hotel du Vin, The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NU

WHO CAME

We had an excellent turn out with a cross section of the trade including press, sommeliers, buyers from large distributors (Boutinot, Ellis Wines), medium sized independent retailers such as Cork of the North, Corks of Bristol and the organiser of Wine Car Boot – an independent pop up wine event for artisanal wines in London.

WHAT WE DRANK IN MANCHESTER

Vintage Winery Brand Name Wine Type
2016 Tsinandali Estate Tsinandali White
2017 Georgian Wines Ltd Zangaura, Saperavi Rose Rose Semi Dry
2014 Tsinandali Old Cellar Mtsvane Qvevri Qvevri Amber
2017 Matrobela Wines Rkatsiteli Qvevri Amber
2018 Papari Valley Saperavi, 2 Qvevri Terraces Qvevri Red
2015 Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking Shavkapito Guramishvili’s Marani Dry Red
2014 Friend’s Cellar Saperavi Dry red
2018 Georgian Royal Wine Kindzmarauli red semi sweet

WHAT WE DRANK IN BRISTOL

Vintage Winery Brand Name Wine Type
2018 Tbilvino Tsinandali White
2016 Mosmieri LLC Saperavi Rose rose semi dry
2014 Kakhuri Gvinis Marani Rkatsiteli Qvevri Qvevri Amber
2015 Binekhi Mtsvane Qvevri Qvevri Amber
2017 Wine Company Shumi Saperavi Qvevri Iberiuli Qvevri Red
2015 Dugladze Wine Company LLC Otskhanuri Sapere Dry Red
2018 Corporation Georgian Wine Mukuzani Dry red
2016 Shaloshvili Cellar Kindzmarauli red semi sweet

RESOURCES

For some great resources on Georgian Wine, see the georgianwine.uk website

Tasting booklet