Georgia wine
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Wine in Georgia

Georgia wine

The qvevri room in the Telavi Wine Cellar.

 (John Henderson)
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Irakli Rostomashvili admires one of the wines in his private winery, established five years ago. The Soviets had taken over his grandfather’s operation in 1921.

 (John Henderson)
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Jugs of bulk table wine ready to leave Kakhuri Winery.

 (John Henderson)
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The vineyards of Kakhuri Winery in Telavi, Georgia.

 (John Henderson)
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The vineyards of Kakhuri Winery in Telavi, Georgia.

 (John Henderson)
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Giogi Dakishvili, owner of Vita Vinea Winery, stands in his qvevri room. The beeswaxed-lined pots go into those holes and store wine from one to two years, the same method used in Georgia for thousands of years.

 (John Henderson)
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Irakli Rostomashvili at the tasting room of his Rostomaant Marani winery.

 (John Henderson)
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A bottle honoring Rostomashvili’s grandfather, who founded the winery before the Soviets took it over in 1921.

 (John Henderson)
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Writer John Henderson in Vaziani Company’s wine warehouse.

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A bottle of Kisi white wine from Vita Vinea Winery, a family winery on the outskirts of Telavi, Georgia.

 (John Henderson)
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Some Georgian wineries look like holdovers from the Soviet era. Kakhuri Winery used to be a silk factory.

 (John Henderson)
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Zurab Tverikwaxashvili, left, and Mirian Metreveli, right, help their friend, Irakli Rostomashvili, set up qvevris for his winery, Rostomaant Marani, in Telavi, Georgia.

 (John Henderson)
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