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Category: Georgia

On Georgian winemaking

Mariam is a wine guide at Giuaani, in Kakheti, Georgia’s ground zero for winemaking. The resort was founded in 2010 by a former Georgian MP, but at the same site, there have been vineyards for centuries. The wine here is produced in the traditional Georgian way, using Qvevris, very large…

Memories of the 2008 war with Russia, Soviet army service and the best mineral water in the world

Otari (59) is standing here next to the memorial for the Georgians killed in Gori during the August 2008 war with Russia. Back then, he saw the Russian tanks rushing into his hometown, which is located just 30km away from the breakaway region of South Ossetia. It was the first…


This is Salome, a raver from Tbilisi at Drama Bar, a club in an old Bourgeois Tsarist building.