Georgian wines here and there


See Breakthrough discovery in Georgia for news of the latest discovery of the world's oldest archaeological evidence of winemaking. 

The 2006–2013 Russian embargo on Georgian wines on spurious, politically motivated grounds had one important longer-term outcome: more Georgian wines are now exported to many more destinations, including western Europe, the US, Japan, China, and Hong Kong. Exports have always been critical to commercial producers because all Georgians worth their salt makes some sort of wine for themselves at home, as I explained in Georgia's dilemma – part 2.

This need to expand export markets has also resulted in...