10 Mar 2022

Georgia Wine Masterclass

Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

GEORGIA WINE MASTERCLASS

Hosted by Rose Murray Brown, Master of Wine

Thursday 10 March 2022

Georgia Wine Masterclass Edinburgh Scotland image Miles Willis

A rare chance to discover the wines of The Republic of Georgia and its winemaking history and traditions - with Rose to guide you.

Learn about Georgia's wine regions, its treasure trove of indigenous grapes, intense wine culture reflected in its architecture and songs - and the unusual 'qvevri' winemaking technique in this cradle of wine civilisation.

This country can claim over 8,000 years of winemaking history - but their current wine industry is very young.  Georgia has resurrected itself in the last twenty five years into a fascinatingly diverse wine country with 55,000 hectares of vineyards and a burgeoning number of small wine producers (now 1,500) - and some are now producing very impressive wines.

Vineyards in Kakheti Georgia image: Miles WillisThese wines are now becoming more available, Georgian wines exports to the UK in 2020 increased by 200%. 

This tasting offers a rare opportunity to learn about this remote wine country, its diverse regions and culture - to help you enjoy the wines even more.

The tasting will include 13 wines - illustrating the diversity of styles available from across the region: Kakheti, Kartli and Imereti. 

A chance to sample crisp dry whites and qvevri-aged amber wines from a fascinating range of indigenous white grapes including Kisi, Rkatsiteli, Tsitska and Mtsvane - and rich succulent reds made from Saperavi which is proving so successful in modern Georgia.

Harvesting grapes in Republic of GeorgiaVisuals will illustrate the beautiful vineyards, regions and producers. 

A selection of artisan cheeses will also be served alongside the wines.

No prior knowledge required to enjoy this - just a love of wine.  Gift vouchers available on request.

Time: 7.30pm start   9.30pm finish

 

(Images courtesy of Georgian Wine/Miles Willis)