All summer long I've been travelling, experiencing and tasting amazing wines and some rather less amazing. I've become lazy about blogging. If you want to catch up before I do, you'll find many photos and summaries on our Facebook page, twitter and Instagram.
Today required a blog.
90 minutes after setting foot in Armenia for the first time, we were in a brandy factory.
There was a nice tasting room with salty cheese for the wine, & chocolate for the brandy tasting. We are no experts but both felt the 7 & 20 year old Brandy we tasted was excellent. The red and white wines were both interesting blends of local grapes we had never before tasted.
They told us there are around 320 indigenous grape varieties.
The cease and desist order on calling things cognac and champagne is in play... we were told they had till 2020 and they seemed to plan on using every last day.
Interesting, but not a patch on the Georgian wine we had come from. More on that later. Maybe!