Terroir: A New Ancient Dimension of the Wine Homeland2020-08-31
Let’s look at something else: Why is the development of small wineries considered a positive development? Nothing small we loved, so why have we stuck here? Because a small cellar serves a small terroir, tied to a vineyard, and this vineyard is an important player in the diversity of the field. Terroir can be said without exaggeration to be one of the greatest treasures of Georgia...
We must remember that the good and bad things inherent in terroir the given year, have the same effect on yeasts as on vines and grapes. Real, living wine is a direct descendent of a given ecosystem just as, for example, honey, which assumes the taste and bouquet depending on where the beekeeper has placed his hives...read in full
Andro Barnovi: In Service of Wine and Country2020-08-18
Like all good organic winemakers, 43-year-old Barnovi understands that good wine begins by nurturing the vineyard’s biodiversity to naturally boost the grape’s immunity to pests and disease. And although a wine can have additives, including sulfites, and still technically be “organic,” Barnovi adds nothing to help or stop the fermentation process. It’s a time-honored method Georgians have been practicing for 8,000 years, longer than anybody in the world.read in full
Discover Where Wine Came From2020-08-18
Another great example of Kartli’s spirit comes from Andro Barnovi of Wine Artisans' collective. A former politician, Andro returned to his roots to help home wine producers turn their craft into something they can share with the global wine community. Andro started this journey publicly in 2008, while still holding government office in the Georgian Department of Defense. He began spearheading wine event organization and supporting small producer initiatives, all in an attempt to breathe new life into the artisanal sector. Today they make amber, rose and red wines you can read more about in my forthcoming article on Wine Artisan’s Cellar.read in full