Selectors of the right wine
Sommeliers are wine experts who make wine recommendations in gourmet restaurants. Some sommeliers have expanded their repertoire to include beer, whiskey, coffee and cheese.
Georgia has been producing wine for 8,000 years. And since gaining independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country has come to embrace its winemaking culture and heritage. Over the past 25 years there’s been a shift from producing tons of mass commodity wine to a revival in organic wine production. Filip Warwick reports.
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Experts predict that by 2020, China will rank just behind Spain as the world’s biggest wine market, fuelled by both domestic production and foreign imports. That means training a new generation in the art of oenology, or the study of wines. Today, Chinese students are flocking to France to cultivate their palates and their business acumen. Lisa Bryant reports from Dijon.
Georgia, situated between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. The roots of Georgian viticulture date back at least 8,000 years. And the traditional winemaking method using clay jars is on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Filip Warwick reports on Georgia, the cradle of wine.