Post-Soviet Wine & Spirits Tasting

March 20, 2014 6:30 to 8:30 pm
1354 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

The inaugural BR Cultural Partnership tasting event showcases 10 wines and spirits from former soviet republics (Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Latvia), with a special focus on Georgia. Sample sparkling, dry and sweet wines, white and red, some made according to traditional wine-making techniques from the specific regions, and others using Western-style methods. The tasting will also feature specialty products, including three single varietal examples of Georgian grappa--called Chacha--and other high-end spirits, as well as flavored liquers.

Food, including regional specialties such as khachapuri, blini, cheese and fruit will accompany the tasting. Reduced price, food-only tickets available for non-drinking guests. Soft drinks and tea will also be served.

Early Bird Tasting & Food tickets: $30 (on sale through March 13th)
Full Price Tasting & Food tickets: $40 (on sale through March 19th)
Food-Only, No Alcohol tickets: $15 (on sale through March 19th)

All ticket sales and 10% of same-day sales of wine and spirits from the tasting will go to benefit the BR Cultural Partnership. Purchase Tickets

Venue:
Back Tasting Room at Brookline Liquor Mart
1354 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02134

NB: This is not a Brookline Liquor Mart tasting. BR Cultural Partnership is grateful to Brookline Liquor Mart and Select Wine Imports for their generous support in making this event possible.

A Focus on Georgia

Georgia has wine-making traditions that go back 7000 years, discover unique grape varietals and wine-making styles from this historic country, as well as wines made in European styles. Wines on tasting will include, among others:

Marani Tsinandali – Dry white blend of native grapes Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane. Floral nose and creamy texture. Touch of oak, some resemblance to Rhone whites.
Marani Kindzmarauli - Distinctive semi-sweet red. Blackberry preserve and raspberry soda notes with a dry finish and a hint of tannin.
Kondoli Saperavi Reserve – Single vineyard dry red. Creamy oak, black cherry and dark dried fruits on the palate.
Bagrationi Royal Cuvee Brut- Vintage sparkling wine made using the methode champenoise in the Georgian Royal Vineyards.

Distilled and aged spirits have been made in Georgia for several centuries. Discover Georgian grappa—called Chacha—in a focused flight of three single varietal Chachas that showcase the individual qualities of both familiar Chardonnay and unique local grape varietals. The following will be showcased alongside other spirits:

Marani Chacha Chardonnay –flowery and lush

Marani Chacha Rkatsiteli – herbal and fresh

Marani Chacha Saperavi – dry and earthy

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