Popular British channel devotes special show to Georgian wine
02 February, 2018
Popular British channel devotes special show to Georgian wine
Georgian wine is gaining more and more attention internationally. This time, famous Georgian wine captured the attention of British commercial television network Channel 5. One of the most popular British channels devoted special Wine Show to the oldest Georgian drink. The show has already been released in the United States.
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Traditional table Supra and Georgian wine

The journalists of Channel 5 were interested in the samples of natural Georgian wine.The show was dedicated to the rich history of Georgian wine,
unique vine spaces and wine-making traditions in Georgia.
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The Wine Show is a British TV company ITV’s project

It is noteworthy that The Wine Show is a British TV company ITV’s project, which is popular in the United Kingdom and beyond its borders as well.

"Georgia seems to have the most solid evidence - at the moment! 8000 year old pips have been carbon dated from a wine cask and since then, the Georgians have been making wine the same unique way in an unbroken line”, - the episode says about Georgian wine.
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Clay pots in Marani - unique Georgian wine cellar

"It’s strange to think that the wine was being made this way 3,000 years before even the pyramids were built”, said a journalist of The Wine Show.

Last Year, the Wine Show group visited Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and Kakheti Region, which is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area. The visit was supported by the Embassy of Georgia in United Kingdom, in partnership with Georgian Wine Club in United Kingdom.
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The Wine Show group visited Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and Kakheti Region

In Kakheti, they got acquainted with old Georgian traditional wine-making method using the Qvevri technology. Qvevri is large earthenware vessel used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine.It should be mentioned that the ancient tradition of Qvevri winemaking was added to UNESCO Cultural Heritage List in 2013.
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Qvevri

Georgian wine has always been appreciated and loved worldwide, but it became incredibly popular after the oldest evidence of wine-making found near Georgia’s capital Tbilisi. Recently, scientists found evidence that world’s earliest known vintners were Georgians. The group of researchers have found wine residue on pottery shards at two Georgian sites dating back to 6,000 BC.
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Base of Neolithic jar found in Georgia. Photo courtesy Judyta Olszewski

The pottery jars were discovered in two Neolithic villages, called Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora. The residues were identified as wine since they contained tartaric acid, which only occurs in large amounts in the Eurasian grape in the Middle East and the wine made from it.

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Qvevri technology

After this historic discovery, Guinness Book of Records declared Georgian wine as world's oldest wine.

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