10 Mar 2022

Georgia Wine Masterclass

Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh


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)