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

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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