Georgia is generally considered the ‘cradle of wine’, as archaeologists have traced the world’s first known wine creation back to the people of the South Caucasus in 6,000BC. These early Georgians discovered grape juice could be turned into wine by burying it underground for the winter. Some of the qvevris could remain underground for up to 50 years.

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Georgia - Secret Birthplace of Wine
Georgian winemaking traditions date back to 6,000BC.
9 reasons to visit Georgia now
This small country is not only a crossroads of cultures
but also has a wealth of spectacular landscapes.

1. Tbilisi: An eclectic melting pot

2. Ushguli: Europe's highest village

3. The birthplace of wine

4. Mysterious cave cities

5. Supra: A traditional Georgian feast

6. Remote mountain villages

7. Europe's most surreal museum

8. Beautiful and ancient churches

9. The people and Georgian hospitality

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The city increasingly becoming one of the world’s most coveted hubs for fashion, arts and creativity.” But there is far more to Georgia than Tbilisi. In fact, those in the know insist that the best of Georgia is to be found outside the capital. “There’s Ushguli, a community of four villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Svaneti. Recognised as the Upper Svaneti UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ushguli is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe,” says Rusudan Mamatsashvili “and don’t forget Tusheti – the most picturesque and mesmerising region of the country, tucked away at the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains.”

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News network CNN has hailed Tbilisi as “an almost overnight must-see destination
Tbilisi, possibly the coolest city in the world
It's undoubtedly becoming one of the trendiest cities in Europe.

The capital of Georgia has been charming worldwide travelers with its alternative arts scene, world-class clubs and unforgettable cuisine for a while now. It’s a city of two halves; the Old Town is cluttered with antique stores selling Soviet-era war medals while younger, trendier areas are known for their lively bars filled with locals toasting firewater with strangers. The city feels familiar yet alien all at once, and it’s hard not be overcome by the welcoming Georgian lifestyle. 

Georgia's art scene, fashion and nightlife are behind the influx of traffic. 

Like Berlin, raving is central to younger Georgians’ identity with techno music being the soundtrack to those seeking social liberty and cultural freedom. The underground club Bassiani is a concrete Mecca for techno; the main dance floor is a disused swimming pool and at weekends It’s flooded with smokey, Chacha-fueled clubbers dancing to promising Georgian DJs. Bassiani has sparked the question - could Tbilisi be the new Berlin? Read the full article:

Tbilisi, Georgia

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