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Uncorking the Caucasus"- A New Book on Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia

Uncorking the Caucasus”- A New Book on Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia

Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia – is a new book by Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan, to be released in September.

Based on the authors’ three-month wine travel trip through the Caucasus, this book takes a ground-level approach, which enables the readers to experience an intimate journey through the cradle of wine.

Part travel narrative and part wine guide, this book will take the readers on a tasting tour through the wine regions in the three countries, recommend the best wines each place has to offer, provide anecdotal insights into the wine culture of each country, and discuss the history of ancient winemaking based on archeological evidence.


Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia all claim to be the birthplace of wine.

“There are many arguments about the origin of wine; from an archaeological perspective, the signs point to about 8,000 years ago in the Transcaucasia —which includes present – day Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey”, –  the authors point out.

Some of those claims are supported by archaeological findings and some by anecdotal evidence. However, this book isn’t about determining the birthplace of wine, but rather the goal is to capture the ethos of a wine region—that is the connection between wine, people, and place.

“Somewhere in what is today’s Armenia, Georgia, eastern Turkey, and northern Iran, mankind planted a new chapter in history. There’s more to wine than Old World and New World. Welcome to the Ancient World of Wine.

We are extremely excited about this project and are busting our butts to make sure this is the best that it can be. Follow our journey at Exotic Wine Travel, and if you wish to reserve a copy and to receive further updates feel free to PM me your email.” – said Dr. Matthew Horkey.

Uncorking the Caucasus 
Subtitle: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia
Release Date: September 2016
Price: USD 22.00
Publisher: The Blue Roster Private Limited, Singapore.