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Winemaker in Canada to Ferment Wine in Georgian Qvevri

A total of 55 Qvevris were exported to Canada from Georgia, namely to the city of Vancouver. Georgian winemaker Sandro Milorava has assisted Pascal Roy, a restaurant owner in Canada, to transport 55 Qvevris to Canada. The clay vessels were made in western Georgia. The Qvevris will reach Canada in …

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Brazil Produces Postal Stamp with a Georgian Qvevri

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Democratic Republic of Georgia. To mark this event, the post  of Brazil issued a commemorative postage stamp “Georgia-cradle of wine,” depicting image of Georgian qvevri from National Museum of Georgia. The stamp reads “Georgia is the cradle of wine” in Portuguese language. …

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Canadian Winemaker Uses Metallic Qvevri To Produce Wine

Gavin Robertson

Winemaker Gavin Robertson at Niagara College Teaching Winery in USA is using wine technology resembling that of Georgian qvevri to produce “Orange wine” of Sauvignon Blanc. The difference is that instead of millenia-old traditional use of clay, the modern vessels are made of steel, Hvino reports. Gavin Robertson says: “At NC Teaching …

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British WineMaker Uses Qvevri on His Farm in East Sussex

British professional wine medias have recently published a detailed interview with Ben Walgate – an English winemaker who is using Georgian qvevri on his farm in East Sussex. His interview to Doug Wregg, marketing director at natural wine importers Les Caves de Pyrene, first appeared in the company’s blog as “Chatting with: …

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Qvevri Became a Part of the Permanent Exposition in Bordeaux City

The Qvevri is part of the permanent exposition of the World Civilization Center of Wine – At the largest entrance to the Cité des Civilisations Du Vin in the Bordeaux, a large Qvevri was placed as intangible cultural heritage monument, recognized by UNESCO. Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the ceremony, that opened an …

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Winners of First International Competition of Qvevri Wine Revealed

Winners of First International Competition of Qvevri Wine Revealed

During the 4th International Symposium of Qvevri wine, The First International Competition of Qvevri Wine was held at Ikalto Qvevri School-Academy. 150 wines from Georgia, France, Serbia, Slovenia and others countries competed for 22 Gold, 20 Silver and 29 Bronze Medals, which were awarded recently  at Ikalto Monastery Complex. Gold medals were …

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Georgia to Host 4th Qvevri Wine International Symposium

On September 1-3, the fourth International Symposium of Qvevri Wine will be held at the Ikalto Qvevri School-Academy, organized by the Georgian Wine Association. The National Wine Agency (NWA) reports that the aim of the event is to familiarize Georgian society and foreign specialists with the unique qvevri winemaking methodology, …

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A Book on Georgian Qvevri Wine Published in Japan

We met Yutaka Kitajima, the Japanese wine writer, at a wine tasting event Qvevri Wines from Outside Georgia, organized as part of the New Wine Festival in 2016. We enjoyed the wines made in the Georgian qvevri by French, Italian, German, Austrian, Slovenian and Japanese winemakers. That day marked the …

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Tsikhisubani Resident Finds Underground Qvevri in His Own Yard

Revaz Vanadze, resident of Tsikhisubani village, Adigeni District, has found underground Qvevri in his own yard. Representatives of Monuments Protection Agency have visited the place and seen the Qvevri and neighboring areas, where, according to legends, an ancient castle existed previously. Several years ago, spouse of Revaz Vanadze found a …

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British Magazine Decanter Covers Ikalto Qvevri Wine School

Leading British wine magazine Decanter published today an article on Ikalto qvevri wine school. The article by Darrel Joseph is entitled “New qvevri school to open in Georgia”. Parts of article follow below: A school and cultural center dedicated to preserving the ancient craft of producing qvevri has been built …

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