Georgia’s Wine, a Soviet Survivor

Georgian wines survived by luring the Soviets into loving them, and that in turn allowed ancient traditions to survive an empire determined to eradicate everything precious and old.

Message in the Bottles: Lessons from Georgia’s Wine Industry Rebirth

Georgia’s ancient wine industry has transformed from a low quality, single market provider to a diverse, sophisticated, increasingly international supplier of respected vintages — all because of a 2006 Russian embargo.