January 11, 2013 Comments (3) Views: 3251 Good Food TV

Pheasants Tears

Pheasant's Tears

There are many who view the wines of Pheasant’s Tears as the very finest in the whole of (the Republic of) Georgia, and after tasting them for myself on a recent trip there I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree. American Winemaker John Wurdeman’s take on the centuries-old winemaking techniques that were developed in this country are a delight for all of the senses.

After a late dinner and an enormous tasting/drinking we took John aside for a chat about what brought him from the US to Georgia, why he started making wine there, and his personal thoughts on the Natural Wine movement.


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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And Taylor, stem selection IS a pretty common practice.

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3 Responses to Pheasants Tears

  1. PT Fan says:

    Gela Patalishvili is the head winemaker for Pheasant’s Tears and he is the best. Younger than most top winemakers, he learned from a family tradition that stretches back over 8 generations. That’s the real secret.

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  3. Kevin Cooper says:

    Loved this. Heard John on the radio a few months ago and was touched by his story and beliefs and simple passion – then he was on Ch5’s The Wine Show in the UK this week, so I’ve been googling to learn more (:

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