Saturday, January 12, 2013

#EWBC 2012 post trip to the Republic of Georgia.

 Father Gerasim – Alaverdi Monastery

This last November we (a very lucky group of #winelovers) had an opportunity to be in the Republic of Georgia on a EWBC post trip. This was my second trip to the country and I can tell you for a fact that very few places I have visited in my life touched me so deep inside.

The video below is a collection of pictures that I took during our visit. If you were there with me, you will be able to see yourself enjoying those amazing wines and moments (or even taking a nap on the bus!). If you were not, I hope you will realize that, if you love wine, one day you will have to visit it. As Simon Woolf said “The 8,000 year old culture of wine in Georgia is extraordinary – a very good book could be written about it!

The beautiful music on this video is sung by Luarsab Togonidze (with two other Georgian singers – I’m sorry, but I didn’t catch their names). Thank you very Gabriel Dvoskin for sharing it with me!

Yes Andre Ribeirinho. At the end you were not able to make the trip and we missed you… but I can tell you that many wines we tasted would be at the top of your “deliciousness scale”. Some of their wines are unique, amazingly complex… and delicious!

Most of us (#winelovers) unfortunately still don’t know much about Georgia and its wine industry. But, in fact, Georgia (and other parts of the Caucasus) is considered to be the oldest wine-producing region of the world. And the country has more than 500 indigenous grape varieties! Could it be that Georgia is the birthplace of #winelove? I sure feels that way when you are there…
Enjoy!

Cast (in alphabetic order): Anne NaumanenCarole MacintyreElisabeth GstarzElisabeth Seifert – (Father) Gerasim - Gabriel DvoskinGabriella Reynes OpazHande Kutlar LeimerIrene de VetteJim BuddJohn MatsonLado UzunashviliLuarsab TogonidzeLuciana BrazLuiz AlbertoMads JordansenMagnus ReuterdahlRobyn BancroftRoger KolbuSam OckmanSharon ParsonsSimon WoolfJaiani Tata – Theo Leimer – Tim LemkeTina Kezeli

Cheers,

Luiz Alberto, #winelover

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