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Friday, December 7, 2012

Britain's "The Telegraph" on Tbilisi and Georgian wine

07.12.2012. (HTN - Hvino Tour News) The Telegraph, Britain's leading newspaper, has published yesterday an illustrated article on Tbilisi in its Travel Section.

Besides Tbilisi's touristic attractions, the article lists useful information like airline routes to Tbilisi, suggested hotels and restaurants with prices. It also pays attention to wine culture of Georgia - "a country that considers eating as important as breathing, and whose wine industry is now a major global player".

Parts of article "Tbilisi, Georgia: a cultural city guide" by Claire Allfree follow below.
Georgian wine is an integral part of Tbilisi’s penchant for hedonism, and one of the best places to try it is also one of the first to be established <...>

 "The fabulous land" is how Alexander Pushkin described Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia since the fifth century. And staring at this defiantly lovely city, which straddles the steep banks of the Mtkvari river, I can see why. The busy heart of the bleak and mountainous region that stretches beneath Russia’s southern border, Tbilisi has positioned itself for centuries as a crossroads between Europe and Asia, and proof of its long, tumultuous, bloody history of occupation is immediately evident – among other things – in the pastel-coloured onion layers of its higgledy-piggledy architecture.<...>
 Full text can be found here.

© HTN (Hvino Tour News)

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