Several Georgian natural wine makers are participating in The Real Wine Fair this on 13th – 14th April 2014, including Winery of Zurab Topuridze, Aleksi Tsikhelashvili, Okro's Wines, Jackeli Wines, Nikoladzeebis Marani, Teleda, Kakha Berishvili, Nikoloz Antadze, Iago Bitarishvili, Pheasant’s Tears.
The supra banquet will be prepared by Georgian chef Giorgi Rokashvili and will feature a range of speciality Georgian dishes such as red beans with wild thyme, oyster mushrooms with tarragon and green plum sauce, chicken livers with caramelized onions and white wine, lamb chanakhi and churchkhela with honeycomb.
Wines from the twelve Georgian growers and winemakers attending the fair will be copiously poured, and the feast will be punctuated with many toasts made by the tamada (the ceremonial host for the evening) and traditional songs.
Tickets for the dinner will cost £55 per person and are available to purchase.
Those not able to attend the banquet will be able to meet all of the visiting Georgian winemakers and taste their wonderful wines at the fair itself, on Sunday 13th & Monday 14th April. These will include John Wurdeman of Pheasants Tears, Giorgi Otarashvili from Alaverdi Monastery, Ramaz Nikoladze from Nikoadzeebis Marani, Malkhaz Jackelli, Temuri Dakishvili from Teleda, John Okurashvili, Aleksi Tsikhelishvili, Nikoloz Antadze, Tariel Bakhia from NIKA, Kakhaber Berishivili, Iago Bitarishvili and Gaioz Sopromadze.
The Real Wine Fair is an artisan growers’ event featuring small wine growers who work organically and/or biodynamically. It is being held on 13th – 14th April 2014 at Tobacco Dock, Wapping, UK.
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