Experiment Update: Pressing Grapes out of our Amphora / Tinaja / Qvevri | Organic Wine Journal

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So in Spetember, when we harvested the Malvar grapes from our new vineyard in Villarejo, we filled up the amphora with manually crushed grapes, sealed it, and basically left it alone. We didn’t add any substances at all no SO2 and we just punched down the cap every so often until the skins didn’t float any more. Anyway, that’s 5 months of skin contact.During this time, the skins, pips, lees, etc all sank to the bottom and the top became liquid – a golden transparent liquid.. Every so often we would open up the ‘lid’ a plastic sheet tied down tightly and we would taste the wine to see how it was developing.

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Understanding Orange Wines 2: Georgian Amber Wines; Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli, Vinoterra Kisi | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

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To properly tell the story of the orange wine phenomenon one must begin in the country of Georgia. While discussions of orange wines famously focus on Italian wine makers primarily Gravner and Bea and their influence on wine making in both their own and other countries, their orange wine-making techniques actually originate in their discovery of Georgian wine making tradition.Archaeological evidence currently points to the longest known history of wine making resting in the area now known as Georgia, with clay wine making vessels, there called kvevri, dotting the countryside, many still containing seeds of ancient grapes.

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Spanish Qvevri: Tinajas and Orzas

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Aljibe Almeria: Spanish Utility Pottery: Tinajas and Orzas.

Wine tours in Georgia

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The region tour allows you to visit a number of Georgian wineries, taste the wines from the modern wineries or home made wine and experience the people and landscape where the grapes are harvested. Visit the flourishing vineyards and wineries of Kakheti and enjoy the delicious wine and warm hospitality of the local population!The richest wine-growing and wine-making region of Georgia, populated with hospitable, openhearted and straightforward people, who live surrounded by mountain chains, old castles, beautiful churches and drink wine as early as mother’s milk – Kakheti province is a “must do”.

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Darrell Corti’s First Qvevri Wine Symposium speech | Marani

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Darrell Corti’s First Qvevri Wine Symposium speech

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Georgian wine jug becomes object of cultural heritage | Vestnik Kavkaza

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Georgian wine jug becomes object of cultural heritageA Georgian “Kvevri” wine jug has become an object of cultural heritage and received a category of national significance, according to a decree signed by the president of Georgia which was published on the website of the Legislative Herald of Georgia, Business Georgia reports.

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BBC News – My Business: From old cellar to successful winery

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For the Gamtskitsulashvili twins, the clay vessels are a source of income but also of great pride. They are everywhere: even some of the hotel rooms are decorated with examples of the vessels, split in two to reveal the unique way they make their wine.

According to Gela, making wine in the big clay kvevris infuses it with a special aroma and rich taste. “This way we have learnt from our ancestors and it differs from the European way,” says Gela.

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