Sure, sure, you’re not a hipster. Your tastes just happen to be a tad more refined than everybody else’s. We get it. But think about this: imagine you’re the first one to stumble upon a band. Imagine you are the one to tell everyone: “My God, you guys, seriously! There’s this band, and it’s, like, the best!!” And nobody believes you at first nobody listens. But then they hear about them from somewhere else and they lose their mind over it and you get to go all: “I FREEKING TOLD YOU SO!!!” on them. Doesn’t that sound perfect? Isn’t friendship all about being the first, the coolest, and the furthest ahead of trends? Georgia’s that band. Georgia’s the band and it’s just sitting there, waiting to be listened to. Catch the drift.
Georgia’s a tiny country sandwiched between the East and the West. It may not be the most organic, free-range, grass-fed place in the world, but it’s got that extra something something. And, although, it’s becoming increasingly popular among travellers from all over the world, for the next decade or so you should still be able to impress your yuppie friends back home by saying you’ve been here. Or scrape a few stories together for your upcoming novel or whatever it is that you’re doing in the country that gave birth to Pirosmani and Katie Melua. Go ahead, get yourself over here and let Georgia butter you up with its hospitality.
Georgian traditional ceramic jugs for drinking a wine
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Seriously, wine. All kinds of wine. Wine in every opening willing to accept it. Can anyone really say they’ve lived unless they’ve drank wine from a fossilized horn of a dead animal, while standing on a chair, toasting to brotherhood?
In all seriousness, Georgia is the oldest wine region in the world – we’ve been making wine here for over 8,000 years now. It’s safe to say that we’re pretty okay at it. If you’re not happy to take my word for it, let us tell you that our winemaking technique has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Kakheti, our most famous winemaking region, is just a couple hours’ drive away from Tbilisi and boasts a variety of fancy chateaus, as well as large and small, family-owned vineyards for every taste and budget.