Even though based in Australia, Mitchell Sokolin and Boris Portnoy have planted grapes in Kakheti where they are building a marani. While work is underway, they are buying organic grapes and making... read more →
Michael Chonishvili became a full-time winemaker in 2015 and works his two hectares in the Kurdghelauri village, near Telavi's Tsinandali micro-zone. All of the wines I've tasted wines are gorgeous... read more →
Pheasant’s Tears 2020s are glowing and this Mtsvane riveted me. Of late, Gela and John have been less religious about traditional six-to-eight-month skin contact and this could be exhibit 1... read more →
Soif da Vsvam is a joint project from Thierry Puzelat and John Wurdeman of Pheasant’s Tears. Vinified at Pheasant’s Tears in Tibaani, this is from grapes the friends planted in... read more →
February 25, 2022
I'm hunting the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world. I want them natural and most of all, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue. With this messiah thing going on, I'm trying to swell the ranks of those who crave the differences in each vintage, celebrate nuance and desire wines that make them think, laugh, and feel. Welcome.