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GWS Brings the Feast of Bacchus Back to Georgia (where it belongs)

Yes, you read it correctly: the legendary Feast of Bacchus belongs to the ancient Georgia as rightfully as to the ancient Greece and Rome. The explanation lies in the history, when the Kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia were part of the Greek civilization, and the Argonauts could have searched for …

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Amber Bar: Georgian Wine Rebel

Amber Bar: Georgian Wine Rebel

On the left bank of Tbilisi’s Mtkvari River in the Plekhanov district is David Aghmashenebeli Avenue, a thoroughfare long associated with wallet-friendly Turkish restaurants and discount clothing boutiques. Some 15 years ago, the crumbling 19th-century buildings and huge eucalyptus trees that lined the street were crowded with people hawking everything from …

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FoodandWine: How to Get In On the Georgian Wine Revival

FoodandWine: How to Get In On the Georgian Wine Revival

They’ve been making delicious wine in Georgia (the country) for 8,000 years, but only now are those bottles readily available to purchase in the United States. Here’s what you need to know. Ten years ago, Georgian wine might have earned a casual mention in conversations about Eastern European cuisine. Now, …

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The Changing Face of the Georgian Supra

The Changing Face of the Georgian Supra

Nothing says more about the Georgian character than the long-standing tradition of the festive meal, or supra. The central aspect of the supra is a series of established toasts, which provide a platform for the toastmaster to deliver lyrical musings on topics of life, death and love. Supras are held …

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