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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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