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Steel vs Qvevri: Wine Tasting. (The Wines-Day Sessions)

Steel vs Qvevri. Same grape, same terroir, same winery, different production style. We compare 3 grapes (6 wines) with steel tank and qvevri versions of each. 2 white + 2 amber + 2 red. Discover how qvevri and skin contact shape Georgian wines. When does qvevri impart minerality? What are the effects of micro-oxidation?

Each of our wine tasting events is unique, interactive, fun and unpretentious, giving beginners the support they need, and intermediates/enthusiasts the answers to burning questions they didn’t even know they had and a reason to come back time and again.

Join us on Wines-Days (That’s the one after Chews-Days) for fun in a glass, and the opportunity to remember something useful to impress your wine friends back home.
Limited to 18 Guests.

When: Wednesday 29th March 2023.
Optional: Beginners Crash-Course | 7.45 pm Sharp (Please arrive before).
Main Tasting Session | 8:30 pm.
Where: Wine Merchants | 46 Ivane Javakhishvili St (Near Fabrika) | 9 Minutes walk from Marjanishvili metro.
Who: Hosted by Tommo from & George, resident enologist at Wine Merchants.

Past Events

Epic Rtveli: Wine Harvest & Supra (Feast) in Kakheti. Wine Country Tour. (2 Days)

Operated by our partner: Eat This! Food & Wine Tours

  • We have selected a fantastic family run wine estate for our biggest Rtveli (wine harvest) celebration of 2022.
  • Join us to participate in the picking of grapes and other traditional harvest activities (like making churchkhela) followed by an epic supra (feast) with an expert tamada surrounded by panoramic views across the vineyard of both the Caucasus and Gombori mountains.
  • We will be joined by polyphonic singers and Georgian dancers, performing backdropped by the vines & mountains, as we wine and dine in this spectacular Kakheti location.
  • We anticipate a group of 20 to 30 (capped at 30), bring your readiness to party and indulge in wine country!
  • Overnight accommodation options will be recommended – near Signagi.
  • Contact for tickets.
  • Learn more about the event on the Facebook Event Page.

Pickup: Central Tbilisi
Friday 9th September 10:30am to Saturday 10th September 10pm.
Guests On Shared Tour: 20 to 30
Destinations: Telavi area (Kakheti)

Saturday 7th August 2021 – Vines & Mountains Food & Wine Tour To Telavi (Kakheti)

Operated by our partner: Eat This! Food & Wine Tours

  • Visit a high class vineyard, taste aged qvevri (clay amphorae) wines and eat excellent homestyle traditional cuisine.
  • Meet other expats and explore wine country together.
  • Meet the winemaker and taste his wines at a micro-producing (<10,000 bottles per year) artisan winery. Learn about Georgia’s 8000 year history of winemaking – the oldest on Earth.
  • Stop in for a drink at a home qvevri production workshop & meet the qvevri builder.
  • Visit a traditional local market and sample unique cheese and other artisan products.
    Discover Alaverdi monastery, the longest continuous wine production in Georgia (since 1011).

Pickup: Central Tbilisi
9.30am to 9.30pm
Guests On Shared Tour: 4 to 7
Destinations: Telavi area (Kakheti)

Sunday 25th July 2021 – Lazy Wine Pool Party Tour Kakheti

Operated by our partner: Eat This! Food & Wine Tours

  • Spend the morning visiting a local artisan winemaker and their marani (wine cellar), tasting their wines (2 wines + chacha) at their family home.
  • Spend the afternoon at a lovely winery, by the pool. Taste 4+ Georgian wines. Choose your favorite and get 1 bottle (included) to enjoy with lunch and pool time, or to take home.
  • Meet other expats and drink wine by the pool.
  • Enjoy a casual lunch of specially prepared, elevated modern & traditional Georgian dishes, includes veal / pork / beef (vegetarian options available on advanced request).
  • Relax in the fresh country air, with minimal driving (about 1 hour) from Tbilisi.

Pickup: Central Tbilisi
 10am to 8.30pm
Guests On Shared Tour: 6 to 16
Destinations: Lori Valley (Kakheti)

Wed July 28th 2021 – Seminar @ Lokal: 1% Tax Rate & How To Be 100% Legal

1% Tax Rate: Audits already started. Learn how to make sure you are 100% legal.

Essential info if you are operating business under the Independent Entrepreneur / Small Business Status.

Main topics:

  • That those who are not really freelancers may face 20% back taxes going back 3 years. More info on this topic here.
  • General tax questions answered on the 1% tax rate

Hosted by Levan & Tom From ExpatHub.GE | Click below for more details and to sign up for this free event.