Georgia on my Mind


When you read the title, is this the first thing that pops into your head?

Well, Ray Charles, while you’re thinking about a lady, I am exploring the world.  Some people equate Georgia to peaches.  Last night I equated it to grapes.  And I’m talking about jumping across the Atlantic to a new country and trying some very unique new wine, not just simple fruit.

First, we likely know where the state of GA is but can we pinpoint the country?  Crash course:

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Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of Georgian wine.  Apparently, Georgia is about the oldest wine region in the world.  It’s where the world’s first grapevines were cultivated, oh, some 8,000 years ago.  But who’s counting?  They have about half a dozen key wine regions in the country.

Last night my first sampling form the country was Teliani Valley Saperavi.  It was about $10 bottle from Total Wine in VA.  The nose has leather and smoke.  When drinking it, medium body, with some light fruit notes.  Just very, very unique.  For ten bucks, totally worth it.  There were several others at the store, about $5 more, so will have to check them out.

If you’ve had Georgian wine(s), please share your thoughts!  Would love to hear what you think about them.

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