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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 17 November 2012

#EWBC Georgia: Images of Alaverdi Monastery

 #EWBC12: Father Gersasim giving us the history of the Alaverdi Monastery and its wine making (CRM)

One of the many highlights of our visit to Georgia a wonderful visit to the Alaverdi Monastery where we were given a history of the monastery and the renovation works and led round the winery by Father Gerasim as well as being treated to an excellent tasting of his wines and chacha.

#EWBC12: The sanctity of wine (CRM)

#EWBC12: Alaverdi Monastery – outer wall and bee hives (CRM)
#EWBC12: View from the old winery at Alaverdi Monastery (CRM)

#EWBC12: Some old qvevris at Alaverdi Monastery (CRM)

 #EWBC12: Alaverdi Monastery – old path wall (CRM)

#EWBC12: One of the restored buildings at the Alaverdi Monastery (CRM)

#EWBC12: Old wheat threshing board at the Alaverdi Monastery (CRM)


luc charlier said...

Jim, is it true the Alaverdi Monastery is also famous for its fine maize-growing, which to make brandy of : the Pope-corn ?

Jim Budd said...

What do you think, Luc?