GEORGIA WINE MASTERCLASS
Hosted by Rose Murray Brown, Master of Wine
Thursday 10 March 2022
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.
These 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.
Visuals 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)