We are always searching for unique wines from areas that are not normally considered major wine producers. We found some great ones for this tasting: wines from the Eastern Bloc countries of Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia and Lebanon. Although these countries have relatively small wine production, their history of wine making goes back thousands of years:
► Armenia is considered to be the birthplace of wine dating back over 6,100 years ago.
► Lebanon dates back to about 4,700 years ago. The country's 20 wineries make about 6 million
bottles of wine each year.
► Bulgaria also has a long history of about 6,000 years. Bulgaria was the world's fourth largest wine
exporter in 1980's, but the industry declined after the collapse of communism.
► Georgia has been identified as the oldest place of wine grape growing and dates over 8,000
Don Kokes will be our guest this Friday and show you some wonderful wines you would have probably never considered.
- Chateau Ksara Rosé (Lebanon)
- Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent Red Blend (Lebanon)
- Manastira Ilaya Mavrud Reserve (Bulgaria)
- Revah Pomegranate (Armenia)
- Merani Kindzmarauli (Georgia)