“…wine is a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”
― Benjamin Franklin
This post is not about to drive and lose you into historical paths that Georgian wine passed through many years, surely, you’ve read many articles about it or you can find some in the internet.
I do not drink much wine, but when I do, I love to drink good wine or sample some new creations. I promised not to bother you with some historical highlights, but since our wine had some very hard times in Soviet Era, now it’s being developed and refined, thus, number of places, where you can drink good, natural wines are growing and we, people try to sample new tastes, recover vine kinds and all the glory of wine culture that was forgotten long time ago.
For now, I have one such place to visit, as I’ve never been to any other yet and this is Vino Underground , old underground cellar, situated in old Tbilisi district. You can visit the place at any time you wish and sample pretty good diversity of wines, plus really good food from the Georgian cuisine, with some interesting, experimental highlights.
Well, beside some wine shops and wine cellars, where you can either buy or sample the wine, we have one day in a year, when winemakers are presenting everything they striven and fought for all through the entire year. Here you can sample the wines from small family cellars to large wine companies. And as you may have guessed it, this is the New Wine Festival , or to say in a nutshell, this is the day when your voice is full of wine.
Festival is a great chance to drink and buy good wines, meet your friends and enjoy your time in open air, all day. And, if you are lucky enough, like me for example, you may even find your wine, the wine that suits you more than anything else in the world. But, if you don’t find it tomorrow, wait for the next year and keep searching, suitable wine exists for everyone, as the New Wine Festival is the place, where all good things may either start or start over. 🙂
Tomorrow is the 6th New Wine Festival at Dedaena Park, but before that, here are some pics from 2012 and 2013 Wine Festivals.