Sunday, May 13, 2012

Festival of young wine in Tbilisi

Photo:  NewsGeorgia
12.05.2012 (Hvino News) Thousands of visitors came to the Ethnographic Museum in Tbilisi, where the open-air Festival of young wine opened in the morning. Local people, experts, professionals as well as foreign tourists tasted the wine presented by major manufacturers and individuals who produce wine at home.

Home-made wine was selected by a special jury of Wine Club of Georgia. Wine Club and Municipality of Tbilisi are organizers of the festival. Widest choice of wines attracted many visitors, who tasted Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, Tsitska, Tsolikouri, Odzhaleshi and many other varieties.

Big buzz is going on around "Kvevri" - the clay jars buried in the ground, in which the wine ferments. The process of opening "Kvevri" - removal of clay from the jar lid, which is tightly closed during the period of fermentation, bottling wine, and finally, the process of tasting - left nobody indifferent. Tourists from France enthusiastically shared impressions with reporters. "In our country there is an ancient tradition of winemaking, but "Kvevri" is a real miracle, wine from it gets a matchless taste. Should we adopt this method of wimemaking?"

This year's festival is the third in a row. The first wine festival in Tbilisi took place in May 2010.

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