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Los Angeles Times Covers Georgian Wine Culture

 Los Angeles Times – a leading US newspaper – in a recent issue published an article focusing on Georgian wine, entitled “In Georgia, wine is a centuries-old tradition that has brought new appeal to the republic”.

The article is authored by John Henderson, who visited Tbilisi and Telavi. He spent two weeks this summer in Georgia, at the eastern end of the Black Sea, and toured some of the 20 wineries around the capital of the Kakheti region.

He starts his text as follows: “It was known as the “Tuscany of the Soviet Union”… Everyone in the Soviet Union knew it, thanks to wine, the greatest gift the Republic of Georgia gave mankind. Wine was being produced south of Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, as early as 8,000 years ago… Throughout its history and its oppression, Georgia always had wine to fall back on. It became a form of expression when Georgians had none. And it was the main source of wine for Mother Russia, its neighbor. And since independence in 1991 and a Russian embargo in 1998, improved production and marketing have made Georgian wines among the trendiest in the world.”

John Henderson visited and interviewed the owners of Rostomaant Marani, Vita Vinea, Telavi Wine Cellar, Kakhuri, and other wineries in Kakheti.

The article in Los Angeles Times  is well illustrated with over 12 photographs. You can read original here.

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, and is the largest U.S. newspaper not headquartered on the east coast.

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