Our goal is to arm our readers with the basic knowledge of wine from the Caucasus through our book and online updates, then guide them to places where they can gain first-hand experiences of the local wine culture and/or the wines. We believe the love for wine and the unbreakable bond with a place are formed only when we have the opportunity to connect with real people and tangible experiences. This is why we’ve put together a list of places and retailers we recommend you to check out, along with promotions that you can’t and shouldn’t resist.
This page contains the latest updates and promotions you’ll receive when you purchase a copy of Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia.
Tbilisi, Georgia: FREE tasting of four Georgian wines for ONE person with every book purchased. Please show the paperback or Kindle copy of Uncorking the Caucasus to the staff at Vino Underground to claim this gift.
Vino Underground is the first natural wine bar in Georgia. It is the brainchild of six natural wine producers who came together with a common vision. All of the wines found in Vino Underground are made by producers that promote little to no intervention in farming and wine production. The philosophy at Vino Underground is as much about taking care of the earth and drinking healthier wines as it is about the belief that this method produces wines of greater character and unique aroma and flavors. Located in the heart of Tbilisi, Vino Underground stocks wines from over 50 local, artisanal wineries, as well as around 30 international natural wine producers. The wine bar also serves local cheese and food. Paying a visit here will give you a glimpse into the exciting wine culture in Georgia and a taste of the honest, whimsical world of natural wine!
Tbilisi, Georgia: Visit g.Vino for an experiential introduction to Georgian wines. Please show the paperback or Kindle copy of Uncorking the Caucasus to the staff at g.Vino to receive this introductory session.
g.Vino is owned by Lida Vardania and Mamuka Maisuradze, who are avid travelers and draw inspiration from their travel experiences around the world. They also owned the stylish Boutique Hotel Number 12. Lida and Mamuka believe in the principle of “Happy staff, happy environment, and happy customer.”; this belief clearly pays off in the standard of customer service and atmosphere here. All the staff at g.Vino are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Georgian wine, and the atmosphere is vibrant yet relaxing. Located on the touristic and lively Erekle Street, this is one of the most popular hangouts among wine professionals, wine lovers, locals, and visitors. The wide range of Georgian natural wines by the glass and by the bottle, coupled with Georgian dishes that are served in tapas-size with a European flair to them make this place an enticing stop on any day.
Yerevan, Armenia: FREE tasting of four Armenian wines for ONE person with every book purchased. Please show the paperback or Kindle copy of Uncorking the Caucasus to the staff at In Vino to claim this gift.
Established in 2012, In Vino is the first wine club, merchant & bar in Armenia. At In Vino, you’ll get to choose from over 800 Armenian and international wines. You can do a takeaway or stay at the bar to enjoy the wine, which can be paired perfectly with In Vino’s wide range of cheeses, meats, olives, nuts, and special desserts from Franch, Italy, Germany, Greece, and Armenia. In Vino is also known for its baguette sandwich, which is sold by centimeter. Just tell the staff how many centimeters you are hungry for and they’ll make the sandwich with a crispy French baguette right in front of you. At In Vino, wine is not only a beverage; it’s a relationship with philosophy and history of the land where it’s made. To experience the sleek rebirth of Armenia’s millennia-old wine culture and the vibrant energy of modern Yerevan, this place is a must-visit.
United States – California, Western US, Midwest/East Coast: Receive 10% discount when you purchase wines from www.bluedanubewine.com/wines; enter the offer code “CAUCASUS” on the cart page before checking out.
Blue Danube Wine Company was founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Frank Dietrich and Zsuzsanna Molnar. They import and distribute wines from Georgia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, and Slovenia. Their goal is to seek out winemakers who truly capture the character of the land they come from.
Blue Danube Wine Company has an exciting portfolio of unique wines from Old World wine regions that are getting rediscovered. In addition to their selection of Georgia wines, we highly recommend their portfolio of Croatian and Bosnia-Herzegovinan wines. We have visited many of the producers in their portfolio and have reviewed them on our YouTube channel Exotic Wine Travel.
United Kingdom: Receive 10% discount when you purchase wines from www.armenianwines.co.uk; enter the offer code “Yerevan” on the cart page before checking out.
Armenian Wine Importers was formed by Charles Masraff with the purpose of importing wines from Armenia to sell in the UK both through the wholesale and retail market. The company is currently importing nine types of wine from four different wineries, and the portfolio is expected to expand over time. As it is now, the portfolio features many wines that we have highlighted in our book Uncorking the Caucasus, so if you are living in the UK, this is an excellent and trusted website for you to purchase Armenian wine!