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About Wine - Handmade Ceramic Wine and Chacha Bottles

Handmade Ceramic Wine and Chacha Bottles

Mildiani Family Winery ceramic wine and chacha bottles

The award winning Mildiani Family Winery is located in the heart of Georgian wine-making in Tsinandali Village in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Established in 1991, the winery has vineyards comprising 100 hectares and exports around 80% of its wine. The winery initially bottled its wine in ceramic bottles and even after it began bottling in glass in 1997 it continued to produce handmade ceramic…

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About Art - Georgian Feasts by Niko Pirosmani

Georgian Supra by Niko Pirosmani

'Feast at Gvimradze' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

Self-taught Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) produced an immense number of paintings, many of which have been lost over time. Posthumously, his reputation grew when his naïve style became admired in the art circles of Paris after the end of the First World War. Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike…

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About Art - Paintings of Georgian Women by Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin

Paintings of Tiflis by Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin

Lithograph by Vasily Timm of a Grigory Gagarin painting of Tiflis women

Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin (1811-1893) was a Russian painter, military officer and administrator who served in Tiflis (Tbilisi) during the years of 1848-1855. During his tenure he built a theater in the city, frescoed the Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral, and restored frescoes of several Georgian Orthodox cathedrals, including the Betania monastery.

Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin (1811-1893)

Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin (1811-1893)

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About Food - Marinated Eggplant with Red Peppers

Recipe for Marinated Eggplant

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Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated eggplant is a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate eggplant with sweet and hot red peppers that can be stored for many months.

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Ingredients: 10 kilos of eggplant, 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers, 1.5 kilos of sweet red peppers, 600 grams of garlic (without skins), 1.3 liters of oil (to fry the eggplant), 1…

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About Development - K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

Law enforcement and revenue officers from Georgia completed an extensive K-9 narcotics detection training course in the United States and have now begun working at Tbilisi International Airport.

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

The service dogs and their handlers were trained with the support of the US Drug Enforcement Agency and Park Police.

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9…

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About History - Photographs of 1970’s Georgia

Photographs of 1970’s Georgia

1970’s Georgia. Photo taken in 1977 by Erhard K.

This selection of photos were taken by Erhard K in 1977 for a photo travel report. Photographed in color, they provide a fascinating glimpse of everyday life in Soviet-era Georgia, as well panoramic shots of Tbilisi landmarks and photos of cars, trucks and buses.

1970’s Georgia. Photo taken in 1977 by Erhard K.

1970’s Georgia. Photo taken in 1977 by Erhard K.

Cars on a Georgian highway in the 1970’s. Photo taken in 1977 by Erhard K

Cars on a Georgian highway in the 1970’s. Photo taken in 1977 by Erhard K

A Georgian fruit and vegetable market in the 1970’s. Photo taken in 1977 by Erhard K

A Georgian…

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About Food - Marinated Peppers

Recipe for Marinated Peppers

Marinated Peppers

Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated hot peppers are a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate hot peppers that can be stored for many months.

Marinated Peppers

Ingredients (sufficient to fill about 12-13 one kilo jars): 4 kilos of sweet peppers, 6 kilos of hot red and green peppers (the peppers must be fresh and not dry), 1.5 liters of oil, 2 liters of wine…

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About Art - Old Tbilisi by Georgian artist M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi

Cover to the set of "Old Tbilisi" cards drawn by M. Hubashvili

A set of cards depicting people from late 19th century Tbilisi. The “Old Tbilisi” cards were drawn by Georgian artist M. Hubashvili and published by “Helovneba” in 1976.

Cover to the set of "Old Tbilisi" cards drawn by M. Hubashvili

Cover to the set of “Old Tbilisi” cards drawn by M. Hubashvili

The complete set is reproduced below.

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old Tbilisi card drawn by M. Hubashvili

Old…

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About Food - Rachuli Mchadi with Bacon

Recipefor Rachuli Mchadi with Bacon

Rachuli Mchadi with Bacon

Mchadi is a very popular cornbread traditionally eaten with lobio (beans) and cheese. In this family recipe from Georgia’s Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) we show how to make Mchadi filled with smoked Rachuli bacon and decorated with a pattern made with a traditional wooden Sachrelelbeli.

Rachuli Mchadi with Bacon

Ingredients: 600 grams of cornmeal, 300 grams of bacon, 100 grams of pork belly fat, half tsp of salt, and…

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About Achievements - Georgian Song in Space

Georgian Song in Space

Solar System

The Georgian “Chakrulo” song (Georgian: ჩაკრულო), which is sung at celebrations and festivals, was sent into space on the Voyager space craft in 1977. The Voyager Golden Record contains 116 images and a variety of natural sounds, musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages.

The Voyager Golden Record

The Voyager Golden Record

The disc is the space equivalent of a…

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