Georgian Chacha is among the world’s ten warming winter drinks
25 December, 2018
Georgian Chacha is among the world’s ten warming winter drinks
The leading British daily newspaper The Guardian nominates 10 of the best warming winter drinks around the world. It comes as no surprise that the first place on the list is given to the Georgian Chacha. Chacha stands for grape pomace and its distilled byproduct (pomace brandy). Meanwhile, the word is used to refer to any homemade spirit.
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The production of homemade Chacha in Georgia

The Guardian provides the readers with the relevant Georgian phrases to express good wishes before you
drink the alcohol and for Christmas. The Georgian equivalent for “Cheers” is “gaumarjos” , while “Merry Christmas” is translated into Georgian as “shobas gilotsavt”.
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The production of homemade Chacha in Georgia in the past

If you had visited Georgia, you would have experienced Georgian traditions when it comes to drinking the alcohol. First of all, almost every family in Georgian villages produces Chacha. Thus, it means that wherever you go in Georgia, you can taste Chacha. The only thing you have to remember is that you can’t refuse to drink two or three glasses of alcohol. (Of course, that is a joke but guests in Georgia are offered the best of the Georgian products very generously)
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Chacha Time, a grocery shop in the Sololaki neighborhood

Apart from family-made Chacha, a number of Georgian companies produce and distribute it to Georgian restaurants and grocery shops. The Guardian recommends Chacha Time, a grocery shop in the Sololaki neighborhood, Tbilisi. It is the first and only bar in Tbilisi dedicated solely to Chacha and fruit brandies.

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