Gearing up for arrival!

We're gearing up and making final arrangements for our return to Georgia- arriving in Tbilisi in just a few short days!

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(A view of Tbilisi, from Mtatsminda Park)

We'll be taking up digs in the soulful Sololaki neighborhood, located in the far right of the Tbilisi picture above. After a few days to settle in, we'll begin our film and trek in the western Gurian and central Imeretian wine regions.

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(Pergola-trained vines in Imereti)

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(Steel grapevines framing Tbilisi's Kashveti Church of St. George, Rustaveli Avenue)

We look forward to braving the often-challenging road conditions to catch up with dear wine friends and help tell their continuing, captivating story.

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(A very typical Georgian traffic jam, in northern Kakheti)

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(Niki Antadze [l] and Soliko Tsaishvili [r],

two of Georgia's finest qvevri winemaking artisans,

tasting together in Soliko's cellar)

For a quick engaging synopsis describing what makes Georgia so special, check out this article on Georgian qvevri wine, which was posted yesterday by Daniella Cheslow to NPR's foodways page 'The Salt'.

I look forward to staying in frequent blog-tact (at least once a week) during the entire adventure!

JQ


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