In this short blog, we would love to share with you where you can find us in the run up to Christmas 2019. In summary we will be at:
- The Oxford Wine Festival, 6th & 7th September https://www.oxfordwinefestival.org/book-tickets
- Loki Wines, Birmingham, 24th September https://www.lokiwine.co.uk/events/
- Platform Three, Solihull, 15th October http://www.platformthreeolton.co.uk/
- London Qvevri Wine Festival, 19th October https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-qvevri-wine-festival-2019-tickets-70409401415
- Various Georgian Wine UK events. See our social media for further updates.
Georgian wine tasting in Oxford
On September the 6th and 7th, gvino UK will have a stand at the Oxford Wine Festival 2019. The festival is held in one of the most splendid buildings in Oxford, the Oxford Union with a mix of leading wine merchants, regional specialists and wine growers. We were lucky enough to be at the event in 2018 in conjunction with our friends from Eynsham Cellars and saw at first hand the amazing mix of wine styles and passionate visitors.
We will be holding an exclusive wine tasting of some of our fantastic wine from Vazisubani Estate, Royal Khvanchkara and Baia’s Wine on Friday evening. Check out https://www.oxfordwinefestival.org/book-tickets for tickets and more information. We hope to see you there!
Breaking new ground in Birmingham
First is a tasting in conjunction with the Midland Wine and Spirit Association and Loki Wines of Birmingham. Loki is an established retailer of wines in the West Midlands and have won numerous awards for their wine and customer service. Their owner, Phil is keen to get some high quality Georgian wine in to his stores to garner feedback from his customers. This is a great opportunity for the folk from Birmingham to try qvevri wine, and what we are sure will be new grapes to many people; Saperavi, Mtsvane, Khikhvi, Tsitska etc…
Our second tasting is at Platform Three Restaurant in Solihull. This is a bar / restaurant with a growing reputation in the West Midlands for great food and fantastic wine. Owners Mark and Colette are keen to explore unique and different wines and loved the story of Georgian wine. We look forward to wowing them and their customers with some amazing wines from Georgia, especially the Georgian amber / orange wines!
London Qvevri Wine Festival, 2019
After the success of the first LQWF in 2018, we have again teamed up with Taste of Georgia, 8000 Vintages and our new friends from Proper Natural Wines to bring you a bigger and better event. This year will see us move to a larger location and have two events on Saturday the 19th of October. Georgian food and dancing will take more prominence than last year, with the most fabulous Georgian food from Walnut and Spice and dancing from professional Georgian dancers.
This year, we have worked really hard with the fabulous people from Georgian Wine UK to enhance our customer experience. We want you to have more time to savour our amazing wines rather than feel rushed around the room. Further, we are delighted to announce that Sarah Abbott MW will hold a specific Georgian qvevri wine tasting as part of the event. We have sat through many of Sarah’s tastings and we share her passion for Georgian wine. Indeed her knowledge on the subject is on another level – we’re sure that you find her tasting informative and also allow you to see a new side to Georgian wine.
Georgian Wine UK
The National Wine Agency of Georgia has a group working tirelessly to promote Georgian wine to the British public, Georgian Wine UK. As ever, gvino UK is on hand to provide wines for their events and, as much as we can, to support these events in person. For us at gvino UK, these events provide a wonderful insight in to what British people think of Georgian wine and to let us know what are we doing well and what can we do better.
There you have it. A busy lead up to Christmas. We look forward to meeting you out and about on our travels!
Danilo and Anzor