Marks and Spencer serves up orange wine surprise from Eastern Europe | Mail Online

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Wine expert from M&S, Jeneve Williams, said: ‘Most ‘normal’ white wines are produced by quickly separating the juice from the seeds and skins, keeping a pale colour.‘Orange wines, or amber wines as they are often called are actually white wines produced more like reds – with prolonged contact with the crushed grape skins and seeds, resulting in a deeper colour from the pigments found in grape skins. ‘When visiting Georgia earlier this year to blend new wines, we were excited to try the style – and were impressed with the complexity of the wines.

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All you needed to know about Qvevri but were afraid to ask

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All you needed to know about Qvevri but were afraid to ask.

Rkatsiteli (Quevri) – Alaverdi Monastery | Buy Georgian Wines Online | The Georgian Wine Society

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Georgian Wine Association – Vinoterra – Tasty Wine from a Qvevri

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Georgian Wine Association – Vinoterra – Tasty Wine from a Qvevri.

Kvevri how to deal with

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Check this article by Giorgi Barisashvili, an absolute minefield of useful info about the qvevri

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Georgian qvevri wine: if it’s good enough for God

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Georgian qvevri wine: if it’s good enough for God

Archaeological …

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Archaeological excavations shows that there was a working winery in the monastery grounds during the 11th century with qvevris (clay vessels) that could ferment 2000 and 4000 litres. During the excavation more than 40 qvevris was unearthed, this suggests that they produced ca 70 tonnes of wine a year

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