International auction houses handle artwork valued at billions of dollars each year, while top institutions each have tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of pieces in their holdings. But very few people ever acquire the level of fame necessary to be regarded as household names.
Georgian winemakers who use the ancient qvevri method adhere to the same fundamental procedures and principles—skins and stems in the vat, natural yeasts, and natural tannins—that Georgians established 8,000 years ago. The key actions are as follows:
America’s Thanksgiving holiday, born in the 1500s, mythologized in 1621, and observed even during the bleakest hours of the Civil War, now stands as one of the nation’s most anticipated and beloved days — celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday in November (November 24, 2022).
Georgia has a tradition of winemaking stretching back over 8,000 years. Archaeological evidence indicates that the first Georgian wines were produced and preserved in qvevri, which are earthenware containers (or kvevri). The qvevri is the most significant and well-known winemaking vessel in Georgia, and it continues to be the focal point of the country’s traditional winemaking.
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