Date(s) - April 28, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Discover and explore the wines of Georgia (the Eurasian nation, not the American state) with Master of Wine Andrea Pritzer and United Cellars host Mark Faber. One of the oldest winemaking countries in the world, Georgia is famous for red grape variety Saperavi and white grape Rkatsiteli.
Georgia has a fascinating wine story – the country has the highest concentration of indigenous grape varieties used in winemaking per hectare of land in the world. It also continues a number of ancient winemaking techniques, including the use of clay vessels called qvevri (or kvevri) for fermentation and storage. Similar to ancient amphorae, they are buried in the ground outside or set into a cellar floor for temperature consistency. Winemakers in Australia, the US, and elsewhere have also begun to import and use them.
Wines to be Tasted:
Archil Guniava’s Wine Cellar Tsitska Imereti 2018
Pheasant’s Tears Mtsvane ‘Tibaani’ Amber Kakheti 2020
Iberieli Saperavi, Kakheti 2019
Join us online to get to know – and taste – this unique and historic region. Registration is free with the purchase of a tasting pack.
We will conduct this tasting completely online. We encourage questions, which our experts will answer on the night. You can use your phone, computer, tablet, or laptop; you don’t need a camera or microphone to take part, though we do recommend these so you can interact with our hosts and experts.
For those who cannot attend the online tasting, we will record it for you to review in your own time.