We offer a cozy space for business lunch or family dinner, – Georgian-European fusion cuisine with wide range of soft and hard alcohol…
Due to recommendations of our guests we decided to add “the wine shop” to our restaurant… That means best prices for wide range of wine…
Do you know that ?
In 2013 UNESCO registered the Qvevri winemaking 8000 years old method on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Qvevri is the clay vessel used for making wines according to the traditional Georgian wine making method. In western Georgia they are called Churi. The earliest Qvevri known to store wine date the early Iron Age (7th Century B.C.E.).
It took some time for the Qvevri to reach their current, standard shape, as initially they were wide in the middle and tapered at the base, and not buried. The shape of the “modern” vessel continued to evolve the 3rd century B.C.E., when producers began to bury them in the earth, first to their shoulders, and by the 4th century C.E., up to the neck.
The clay Qvevri are lined once before use with melted beeswax to render the interior inert, and to make them easier to clean.
Archaeological excavations in western Georgia, notably in the ancient Imeretian town of Vani (6th -1st Century B.C.E), have unearthed ancient Qvevri among numerous other wine-related artifacts. The exact origin of the Qvevri/Churi is unknown, but it is the centerpiece to all of Georgian winemaking historically.
Today, a very big interest in qvevri has revived this method of production, not just in Georgia, but around the world.
Taste Qvevri Wine ! It is strongly recommended…