American master of wine Lisa Granik is writing a book about the history , culture and potential of Georgian winemaking and viticulture. The famous wine professional is in Georgia for over a month and she is visiting family cellars and wine companies in different parts of the country.
During her visit, Lisa Granik has been in Kakheti, Imereti, Guria, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kartli, she also visited the Viticulture Faculty of Agrarian University and vineyards of experimental base of the Scientific Research Center of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, Jigaura.
Along with other parts of Georgia, Lisa Granik visited Shida Kartli, in particular Ateni ravine, has been in several family cellars and tasted local wines “Tavkveri”, “Atenuri”, “Chinuri”, “Goruli Mtsvane” and etc.
According to Lisa Granik, in order to spread more information about the greatest potential of Georgian winemaking in the world, it is necessary to prepare a lot of English-language paperwork and publish them as a book.
“I have been coming here over the past many years and more extensively over the past number of months, because I want to write a reference book on Georgian wine, which reflects the characteristics of each Georgian wine, based on geological and historical backgrounds. I know that Georgia is now trying to understand where their history is, and I don’t mean the history of past hundred years, but I mean thousands of years, in terms of geological history, culture and wine-making traditions, ” – stated she.
Within the framework of cooperation with the National Wine Agency (Tastingwork Company), in the recent years Lisa Granik organized a number of visits in Georgia for wine professionals. Also presentation and tasting of Georgian wine was held in the cities of the US.