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The New York Times Includes Kakheti in its Main Annual Travel Guide

The New York Times has included Kakheti in its 52 places to visit in 2023 section of its main annual travel guide. Kakheti is ranked number 23 on the list.

The publication reports, that travelers will meet new flavors and ancient winemaking traditions in tiny hilltop towns and green valleys.

"The mountainous nation of Georgia’s 8,000-year-old winemaking tradition is at the center of several new trends in the wine world, including skin-contact (a.k.a. orange) wines, amphora fermentation and charismatic grape varieties like saperavi. As a result, Georgian wine exports to the United States recently topped one million bottles and are growing at almost 29 percent annually, as Wine Enthusiast recently reported.

For wine lovers, a tasting trip to estates like Vazisubani and Kardanakhi in Kakheti offers a chance to discover new wines in a landscape of tiny hilltop towns and verdant valleys framed by the Caucasus. Many wines are made in traditional pointed qvevri clay vessels that are buried in the earth.

To complement the experience, local chefs have started offering cooking classes where gastronomes can learn how to make the meaty dumplings known as khinkali and other dishes from what Saveur magazine called “Europe’s great unsung cuisine", - The New York Times writes.