Miquel Hudin: “Georgia could enjoy a revival like Spain – if it puts the work in”

Traditional kvevri winemaking in Georgia. Photo from www.the-buyer.net
Agenda.ge, Jul 04, 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Buyer, an online media platform providing wine trends, insights and tasting analysis has published an opinion about Georgia by Miquel Hudin, a wine writer based in Spain who was Fortnum & Mason Award’s Best Drink Writer for 2017.

In his piece Hudin says that Georgia continues to be on the "verge” of making it onto the international wine stage, but if it plays its cards right its best years are still very much ahead of it.

The writer thinks that that a deep interest in Georgian wines exists within the professional circles, but this hasn’t translated to the general wine drinking public.

He says that for those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on fire for some time, so much so that most editors he works with don’t even want new articles about the country and its 8,000 years of winemaking in ancient clay pots. In Hudin’s words, the thinking is that the story has been told, everyone in wine should supposedly know it by now and be regularly drinking these exotic wines from grapes nearly unpronounceable to an English tongue.

Having spent considerable time travelling around Georgia for his new book, Hudin is convinced Georgia has the potential, like Spain, to revive its fortunes and slip into the mainstream, it’s just going to take a lot of work to do so.