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Georgian Wine Tasting

05/04/2016

I am very excited to announce that if you like wine and if you are curious about wines from other countries, then this is definitely an event not be missed! Two years ago in Australia, I tried some Georgian wine for the first time, and to be honest I had some prejudgments as I had never heard about wines from Georgia before, but when I tried the first sip of this very cloudy amber wine from Pheasant Tear I was impressed by the quality, character and the unique flavours of this beautiful wine. Then I could understand why these wines definitely have their place in many of the best restaurants in Sydney. The importer Tim Stock will be hosting this event as he is now a Georgian wine expert, traveling there every year to bring these beauties back!

Most of the wine that we will be trying will be very traditional and natural with minimum intervention. We will be focusing on Pheasant’s Tears vineyards that are managed organically. The vines are tended by hand, with the grapes hand-picked in the cool of the morning. All of their wines are fermented and aged in Qvevri (the traditional Georgian earthenware vessel whose name in Georgian means simply “beneath the earth’’) and their fermentation process makes use of naturally occurring yeasts. John and Gela have created a range of sophisticated wines representative of the richness of the Georgian soil and culture, and we will be introducing new wines from Kerovoni and Iago producer’s.

When: Wednesday April 20
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15 pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St. Sydney CBD
Tickets: Sold Out

Wine List

Nikoladzezeebis Marani Tsiska-Tsolikauri, Imereti 2014 (white)
Pheasant's Tears Chinuri, Kartli 2014 (white) 
 Iago's Wine Chinuri, Kartli 2014 (amber)
Pheasant's Tears Mtsvane, Khaheti 2014 (labelled amber but really a white)
  Pheasant's Tears Rose Rkatsiteli 2014 (rose) 
 Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli, Khaheti 2011 (amber)
Kerovani Field Blend, Kahheti (Rkatsiteli/Mtsvane; amber) 2013
 Pheasnat's Tears Tavkveri, Kartli 2011 (red)
 Pheasant's Tears Saperavi, Khaheti 2013 (red)

Wines are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

-Paul Hervy

Paul Hervy