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A masterclass in Georgian winemaking with Giorgi Dakishvili

A masterclass in Georgian winemaking with Giorgi Dakishvili

I’m standing in the middle of a broad valley floor in eastern Georgia, contemplating the immense wall of cloud-strewn peaks to the north. Chilly winds wrinkle the surface of the Alazani River in front of me and ruffle the manes of the wild ponies grazing on its bank. However, the scent of spring is in the air, the vines are beginning to flower and the oenophile part of me feels I’ve come home. For this place – Kahketi, at the foot of the Caucasus mountains – is not only the home of Georgian wine: it is the home of all wine...