HB&B Blog — Georgia

Wine & Food Killers: Four-Cheese Baked Penne Pasta and Pheasant’s Tears Shavkapito 2018

Claire Bullen Georgia Natural Wine KiIllers Pheasant's Tears

Wine & Food Killers: Four-Cheese Baked Penne Pasta and Pheasant’s Tears Shavkapito 2018

Baked pasta is the fuzzy pyjamas of food. Baked pasta is staying in all day and night, and finding a warm place on your sofa, and not caring about how you look. It’s inviting friends over, but insisting that they too put on their PJs. It’s curating a Netflix queue and opening a bottle of red, and waiting for winter to slowly pass by. As far as baked pasta goes, I like lasagna, but – true to the East Coast American in me – I love baked ziti. The Italian-American staple is not trying to be anything other than what...

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Iago’s Wine Chinuri Skin Contact 2017 (Georgia)

Claire Bullen Georgia Natural Wine Killers Orange Wine

Iago’s Wine Chinuri Skin Contact 2017 (Georgia)

Recently, I happened upon a Twitter thread decrying those who would label orange wine as a “trend”. As Stephen Satterfield of Whetstone Magazine puts it, the style of wine has “been trending in Georgia and Armenia for, like, 8,000 years. We are talking about literally the oldest style of winemaking in the world.” It’s true that Georgia is home to what’s thought to be the world’s oldest continually active winemaking tradition. It’s also true that orange wines – and Georgian orange wines in particular – have only started appearing on wine shop shelves and restaurant menus relatively recently. For many...

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