A Taste of Georgia: Photo Check-In of Wine, Feasts and… Puppies
MIR’s very own copywriter, Mariana Noble, is traveling on the inaugural departure of our A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture small group tour as we speak. She left a few days ago and has some delightful snapshots to share.
The most mouth-watering dispatch so far is above: a shot of the dinner table at the beginning of a Georgian feast. She reported:
“By the end, there were dozens more dishes on the table – they just kept coming.”
The A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture tour traverses gorgeous Georgia on a culinary and cultural caravan with two Georgian hosts: an ethnologist and a winemaker who are in love with Georgian culture, food and wine. Over the course of the 14-day tour, Mariana and her fellow travelers will:
- Prepare a memorable meal with the chef at the organic Pheasant’s Tears winery, after a walking or horseback tour through the vineyards.
- Visit a ceramicist to see how to make qvevri, huge earthenware vessels used in a traditional Georgian wine-making method that has been designated a world cultural treasure by UNESCO.
- Drive through saw-toothed mountains and tidy green valleys to the secluded Svaneti region, best known for its UNESCO-listed medieval watchtowers and its proud highland people.
- Take in an electrifying performance by dynamic Svanetian singers of the unmatched Georgian art of polyphonic choral music, another UNESCO world cultural treasure.
Here’s a sampling of her photos to date:
(Top photo: Mariana and her fellow travelers enjoyed a meal befitting the term, Georgian Table. Photo credit: Mariana Noble)
PUBLISHED: October 15, 2014