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A wine trip to Georgia – Pheasant’s Tears

Pheasant’s Tears…. Ok, let’s get started, finally! It is one of your lucky days having two posts in a row from me! Ehem… What a poetic name! Very fine wines make pheasants shed tears of joy when they sip it….. Well, I must have been a pheasant in my past life, because I cry, too. When I sip a good wine, all the words for describing wines stop dead in my head and all I manage to utter is simply wows with my eyes automatically closing and my head moving sideways in a very slow motion. There should be non-verbal evaluation of wines like this. Words can disguise emotions but the body language can’t as passion is felt rather than spelt out. Don’t you think so? Have you had this kind of moment? You just want to savour it, feeling reluctant to say a word, as if any words would spoil the taste. Sorry, let me get back on the track. Though it wasn’t entirely irrelevant to the review I’m about to write because my …

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Let me fill your glass with my past stories: Part 2 – Georgia

I’ve done it finally! Now I’ve unearthed the mysteries and secret talks surrounding Georgian wines and Caucasus mountains! My devoted love and curiosity about wine, which started in the New World, has led me to another ancient wine-producing country. My wine pilgrimage routes: Australia and New Zealand – France – Spain – Italy – Turkey – Greece – Georgia – next ? Here I am in Batumi, Georgia, where I entered and re-entered the Sarpi customs building at the Georgia-Turkey border 8 times in total, messing up my passport with 8 stamps on a single journey. Duh! I’m crossing the border where mosques are instantly replaced by churches. The Sarpi customs building is built in the shape of a key to heaven, by the way. We arrived in Batumi later than scheduled due to the delayed flight in Istanbul. My first impression of Georgia was very different to what I’d imagined. Batumi had many casinos and the area around them was clean, well-maintained with renovated old buildings as well as modern architecture. Our plan was …

Beef Mushroom Stir-fry / Georgian Wine Saperavi

Here is the most versatile and no-fail recipe for you, which you are going to appreciate. This goes with any type of carbohydrate you choose. It’s a genetic stir-fry that can be made with any vegetables and proteins you have in the fridge, beef, chicken, shrimps or tuna. I often make this when I don’t have time or don’t want to use my creativity and energy. The basic flavour is based on Korean Bulgogi (you surely know this world-famous dish by now :)), which I’ve once mentioned in this post. The reason Bulgogi is so popular is that it is full of umami – soy sauce and sweetness. Soy sauce, just like wine and cheese, is the art of yeast. When I was a little girl, my favourite dish was an egg fried rice with soy sauce and sesame, which was one of the most popular breakfast menus. It is oriental scrambled eggs. Eggs on Bread vs Eggs on Rice. Additionally, I would eat the fried rice with toasted seaweed. Hmm..yum! My mouth is watering …