” Forbes Magazine has named Georgian wines as one of the “nine best wines and spirits to start drinking in 2015″ — a list that also includes several fine liqueurs and a number of other wine varieties. A number of Washington-area liquor stores and restaurants say Georgian wines are being well-received by consumers in the U.S. capital”, Maia Kay reported in Voice of America.
In Food Section of The New York Times we found Georgian Rkatsiteli wine in the recently-published list of 20 best wines for under $20, authored by Tony Cenicola. The list, entitled “Worth the Search”, starts with:
For the first time NYT’s “20 Wines for Under $20” includes Georgian wine Pheasant’s Tears Kakheti Rkatsiteli 2011 (price $19). The description reads:
This unusual wine, made from the ancient rkatsiteli grape, comes from the republic of Georgia, a cradle of winemaking history. It is fermented and aged in a qvevri, a traditional clay vessel lined with beeswax and buried in the earth. The result is a deep amber wine with a raspy texture, steely and full-bodied, with aromas and flavors of apples, herbs and nuts.