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8  EDITOR   S LETTER  J  ust the other day I was telling my friends that fall is the ideal time for travelling through Geo...
10  CONTRIBUTORS  Shawn Basey  I   ve been experiencing Georgia for a long time now, but the history has always been a str...
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12  CONTENTS  page  168  EDITOR RECOMMENDS 16   Ezo Tours  FOOD AND DRINKS 20   Best Restaurants in Tbilisi 32  Hot Spots ...
14  page  KAKHETI IN FOCUS 78   Kakheti in Brief Art in Kakheti 82   Erekle Palace 84  Niko Pirismanishvili State  Museum ...
16  Editor Recommends E ZO TO U R S  Tour starts at 9 am and lasts through the evening. Call   995 568 016 969  T  he trip...
17  Ezo as a brand is all about comfort and sharing and no wonder the creators decided to take this concept out of the urb...
18  Leisure  FOR THE CHOSEN ONES  Tour starts at 9 am and lasts through the evening. Call   995 568  S  airme Resort   s s...
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20  Best Restaurants in Tbilisi Tbilisi - your base camp warming up for Georgian supra. Text by Tamar Kvinikadze  B  ecaus...
22   FOOD   DRINKS  POLIPHONIA TBILISI  23 Amagleba St., Tbilisi Call   995 557 63 71 43 Seasonal food highlights  Oyster ...
23  2 Ingorokva St., Tbilisi Call   995 322 98 23 46 Seasonal food highlights  Pan Fried Curd Stuffed Cheese Leaflets in F...
24   FOOD   DRINKS  GABRIADZE   S CAF    Weird World of Georgian director Rezo Gabriadze  Attending a puppet play at Gabri...
25 Everybody calls this special place Gabriadze   s Caf  . However, initially it was called    Ar Daidardo      Don   t Gr...
26   FOOD   DRINKS  ANDROPOV   S EARS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT  Rose Revolution Square   37a Rustaveli, Tbilisi Call   995 591 0...
27 menu abounds in other exclusive dishes that taste even yummier eaten on the terrace with a complementary panoramic view...
28   FOOD   DRINKS  Wine Observatory This establishment is part of the Iota Hotel Tbilisi. Thanks to its individual charac...
29  10 Lermontov St., Tbilisi Call   995 322 40 30 90  you about the wine of your preference, white or red, fermented in a...
30   FOOD   DRINKS  The prices at the observatory are pretty democratic. A bottle of wine costs between 10 and 170 GEL. If...
My Sisters is a social enterprise that supports Georgian women by creating authentic lunch experiences for visitors in Geo...
32   FOOD   DRINKS  HOT SPOTS  for the best HOT DRINKS Coffee and tea drinking trends in Tbilisi  COFFEE LAB Coffee LAB in...
   Coffee is not bitter, it has its sweetness as well as sour and yes, fruity flavor
34   FOOD   DRINKS  SKOLA COFFEE   WINE BAR 17 Shota Rustaveli Ave., Tbilisi Call   995 551 53 33 35 Open  8 00 AM - 10 00...
35  LUCA POLARE Luca Polare is one of Tbilisi   s residents    favorite destinations. The polar bear Luca   s cafes scatte...
36   FOOD   DRINKS  VICE VERSA    Alchemists, I want... I want,    a young man strolls into the cafe, fires off greetings ...
37     The flavor is what matters     they say at Vice Versa...  occasionally eccentric furniture creates associations wit...
38   FOOD   DRINKS  ALTHAUS TEA ROOM NEAR THE OPERA  When I first went to Althaus Tea Room near the Opera I was at a loss,...
39  You can buy tea at Black Dog Shop  Fabrika, Fromagerie, Caf   Leila, Teamania and Badagi branches, Agrohub. Call   995...
40   FOOD   DRINKS  PALAIS DES TH  S IN TBILISI  We live in times when, as a form of gastronomic fun, matching tea with di...
41  Where to shop F O R C LOT H E S A N D M O R E  ANOUKI is a Georgian, Tbilisi-based brand, established in July 2013 by ...
42   SHOPPING Aka Nanitashvili  is one of the highest profile designers in Georgia. From 2009, she has owned and operated ...
44   SHOPPING  Georgian luxury womenswear label INGOROKVA, established by ESMOD Paris International Fashion University alu...
46   SHOPPING  Chronograph presents the first premium class watches, jewelry and accessories multi brand boutique in Georg...
47  Introduced in August 2013, the TIME concept was developed to offer branded designer watches from value fashion and lif...
48   SHOPPING  Love stories  Then, you absolutely must see Guga Kotetishvili   s shop, and you will surely find your favor...
MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Meriko Gubeladze, chef at Shavi Lomi, Caf   Leila  WHERE TO EAT IN THE FIRST PLACE  If you are a food...
50   SHOPPING  Those into quality Italian clothing and accessories absolutely must visit the Stefano Ricci store in Tbilis...
52   SHOPPING  TBILISI MALL  In the west end of Tbilisi, on a plateau hemmed in by mountains, sits Tbilisi Mall, one of Ca...
54   OUR FAVORITES  FRAGRANCES  GOOD GIRL GONE BAD  BACCARAT ROUGE 540  by Kilian is a floral fruity fragrance for women. ...
55  VIKING  MARFA  by Oliver Creed Viking     launched in 2017, with Oliver Creed as the nose behind it is a fiery men   s...
56  Arts   Cultural Events TO LO O K U P I N T B I L I S I  ARTISTERIUM 10-19 November Artisterium is the largest exhibiti...
57  International Film Festival that takes place in the beginning of December and find yourself in the world of new Europe...
58   ARTS   CULTURAL EVENTS  THEATER SHOWS AND MUSEUMS IN TBILISI    Gabriadze is a national treasure of Georgia. When I f...
59 ipated in various festivals  to Avignon, Edinburgh, Toronto, New York, Belgrade, Dresden, and more. The Gabriadze Theat...
60   ARTS   CULTURAL EVENTS  actually just made of Venetian glass, which when lit from above was made to look like shimmer...
61 lovers    secret room, and you can for a little while imagine you   re at a 19th century ball. Museum of Theatre, Music...
62   ARTS   CULTURAL EVENTS  Situated in Sololaki, one of the oldest districts of Tbilisi, the Georgian State Museum of Fo...
63 A musical, romantic theatrical play telling a story about Georgia by combining song, dance, traditions, national costum...
Regional Mojo at Work  GOURMET TOURIST   S ETIQUETTE BY REGION
66   OUT OF TOWN  Georgia, like any other country, has unspoken rules that help you avoid eating poor quality food or drin...
67 vehicle for one such chunk. Michina, salt-cured and aged pork, is served here in late fall and early winter. The unpara...
68   OUT OF TOWN I firmly believe that genuine khinkali dumplings are available only in a few regions of Northeast Georgia...
69 with a roll or boat-shaped Adjarian khachapuri cheese bread with coffee or tea. For dinner, you may want to tackle a bo...
70  Eating En Route Text by Natia Akhalashvili  KAKHELEBI On your way from Tbilisi to Kakheti, you absolutely must drop by...
71  NIKALA As soon as you leave Telavi on your way to Tbilisi  toward Gombori , in about 7 kilometers you will find the Ni...
72   EATING EN ROUTE  JARGVALI  Village of Khevi, Kharagauli Call   995 599 281 853 Cuisine  Imeretian  When traveling fro...
73  DIARONI Diaroni is certainly worth covering the 300 kilometers from Tbilisi. If you happen to be traveling through Sam...
74   EATING EN ROUTE  KORBUDA If traveling toward Stepantzminda-Gudauri, some 94 kilometers from Tbilisi, to your left you...
75  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Chef Enzo Neri, Filini Restaurant Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel  w In this country of wine lovers, ev...
76  Travel Across GEORGIA  G  ood planning is the unspoken rule of travel. Investing time in scheduling in advance guarant...
77  part of the Colchis Lowland, you will ascend high mountains to visit Svaneti, a region nested like a gem amid sky-high...
B R I E F LY Territory  11.300 sq.m. By Tsiv-Gombori pass Kakheti is divided into Inner and Outer Kakheti. Inner Kakheti p...
Kakheti  IN FOCUS  Kakheti  A meadow stretches along the river to be replaced by a valley that, in turn, transforms into a...
80   KAKHETI IN FOCUS  G  eorgians often say that if not Kakheti many of the traditions would have not survived and the we...
81 created and formed an original type of table wine which is rather distinct the wine of this type around the world. It i...
82  Art in Kakheti  WITH OR WITHOUT WINE  EREKLE PALACE If you want to get rid of the city and find yourself in a bucolic ...
83  equipment, manuscripts and rare editions are exhibited in the museum   s main exhibition hall. The whole complex occup...
84   ART IN KAKHETI  NIKO PIROSMANASHVILI STATE MUSEUM Aslan Pirosmanashvili   s family was blessed with a son, Niko, on M...
85  The exact date of Niko Pirosmanashvili   s death and location of his grave remain unknown a distinguished painter at t...
86   ART IN KAKHETI  ALEXANDER CHAVCHAVADZE TSINANDALI HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM Now I   d like to tell you about one amazing ...
87 to name a few. Tsinandali Palace was the first place in Georgia where a grand piano, a carriage, and a billiard table a...
88   ART IN KAKHETI  SIGHNAGHI AND BODBE CONVENT Sighnaghi is one of the most beautiful towns in Kakheti     it   s a smal...
89  Kvareli Municipality, Kakheti  GREMI There is nothing like visiting Gremi in late fall, with the snowy peaks of the Ca...
90  Kakheti  VINTAGE  From mid to the end of September  BABANEURI WINERY Village of Babaneuri, Akhmeta  The Babaneuri Wine...
91  MAROSHENI, SARAJISHVILI   S HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM Village of Bakurtsikhe, Gurjaani  A Tuscany-like cypress alley, a ga...
92   WINE ROUTE  KAKHETI  A VISIT TO SCHUCHMANN WINES CHATEAU   SPA Kisiskhevi Province, Telavi Schuchmann Wines Chateau  ...
93  Georgian dishes. You can choose your favorite among several types of menus and learn how to cook it yourself. If you a...
94   WINE ROUTE  KAKHETI  CHATEAU MERE  Village of Vardisubani, Telavi In 2011 the Viniveria Wine Company opened what is n...
95  VINTAGE  From early September through October SERVICES  Participation in vintage, wine pressing, chacha distilling, cu...
96   WINE ROUTE  KAKHETI  RADISSON COLLECTION HOTEL In the heart of historic Tsinandali Estate, Kakheti  F  ew places are ...
97 recharging breaks amidst nature. The hotel is a 1.5 hour drive from the main airport of Tbilisi and features 141 stylis...
98   WINE ROUTE  KAKHETI  vadze   s personal wine cellar collection  w Prince Alexander     All-Day Dining Restaurant with...
99  CONTACT US  For direct reservations contact us  Mobile   995 555 480 480  WhatsApp, Viber  Email  info falconapartment...
100   WINE ROUTE  KARTLI  Kartli  VINTAGE  From early September through October SERVICES  Participation in vintage celebra...
101  IAGOS WINE  Village of Chardakhi, Mtskheta Iago Bitarishvili runs his vineyard in the village of Chardakhi in the Muk...
102   WINE ROUTE  KARTLI  VINTAGE  Second half of September to early November  NIKA VACHEISHVILI   S WINE CELLAR Village o...
103  Samtskhe-Javakheti NATENADZE   S WINE CELLAR 20 Saakadze Street, Akhaltsikhe Meskheti terraced vineyards are somethin...
104   WINE ROUTE  Racha  VINTAGE  From September 20 to October 1 SERVICES  Participation in vintage, squeezing grapes in t...
105  Imereti CHIKOVANI ESTATE VINTAGE  Second half of October SERVICES  Wine-tasting sessions, a restaurant, horseback tou...
106   WINE ROUTE  Adjara SHERVASHIDZE WINE CELLAR  Village of Pirveli Maisi, Keda This wine cellar is located 6 kilometers...
107  MARKETS T R A D E A N D G AT H E R I N G P L AC E S  TELAVI MARKET  If you want to see a truly genuine rural market, ...
108   WINE ROUTE  A glass of Thoughts FOOD AND WINE PAIRING  W  e tend to believe that any white wine goes well with chees...
109  wine   s peculiar acidity quite pleasant to taste. This is probably why the slightly sour flavor of Tsinandali, paire...
110    a Wine Cellar  A LITTLE MONEY  of Her Own Story by  Keto Ninidze, winemaker writer   I  began my own winemaking bus...
111  An issue concerning    women   s    and    men   s    professions has been raised quite a few times in various forms ...
112   LADIES IN WINEMAKING  women are still not entrusted with the most important and responsible jobs, such as planting, ...
113 regions, especially in the countries where natural and ethical wine movements are gaining momentum. It   s not acciden...
114   LADIES IN WINEMAKING always have a wish to organize a blind tasting of Manavi micro-zone Kakhetian Mtsvanes. I would...
115 w Style  Freya   s Wine Cellar doesn   t have one single style, nor does it have one distinguished variety or method. ...
116   LADIES IN WINEMAKING  BAIA ABULADZE Baia   s Wine  PORTFOLIO   Tsolikouri and Krakhuna, both independently and throu...
117  TAMAR GERLIANI  w Experience  Tamar is from Kakheti, where procurement of grapes grown on the basis of organic method...
118   OUR FAVORITES  WINE IN FOCUS In partnership with Wine Observatory  Iota hotel   1  CHOTIASHVILI WINE CELLAR, KHIKHVI...
119  Usakhelouri grapes harvested in the Usakhelouri micro-zone in Lechkhumi, with a special aroma and body.  3  TURAS WIN...
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121  WHERE  to stay Georgian understanding of travel, recreation, and relaxation has been diversified. As tourist and visi...
122   HOTELS  Kazbegi  PRICES  A LT I HU T On Mount Kazbegi   s Foot If you want to be isolated from civilization and lose...
123 restrooms, but power goes off from 11 pm to 5 am. Keep in mind that fatigue and boredom are a strictly enforced no-no ...
124   HOTELS  Lagodekhi DU E NDE HOTE LS Village of Khiza, Ninigori, Lagodekhi The Spanish word duende is one tough nut to...
125  Anywhere T R AVEL L I N G D EN Last time seen in Tsikhisdziri, Adjara, Black Sea Travelling Den is the caravan that w...
126   HOTELS  Extraordinary flats OF TBILISI  A 2-bedroom apartment for up to 6 people is located in the building of LM Cl...
127  Get 10  discount anytime with this code WHP001  4  Modern apartment on Barnovi street with a huge rooftop terrace. Th...
128   HOTELS  5  An artist   s apartment in a bohemian style looks just like the artist   s workspace with easels, paint b...
129  Get 10  discount anytime with this code WHG002 Spacious duplex apartment with two bedrooms is located in a very speci...
130  G  eorgia - the place where the earliest human civilization has been discovered outside of Africa, a country named to...
UNDER THE  Georgian SKY Top 5 locations for stargazing in Georgia Text and photos by Levan Verdzeuli
133  ABASTUMANI This is a place where the first Georgian Astrophysical Observatory was built in 1932 and it still accepts ...
134   STARGAZING  BAZALETI Bazaleti is a historical district in the northern part of the country, located 50 kms from Tbil...
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137  GAREJI UDABNO Udabno means    desert    in Georgian, but don   t be afraid, there are no Bedouin or sand storms here....
138   STARGAZING  TUSHETI Tusheti is one of the most remote locations in Georgia. Tusheti National park attracts a lot of ...
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140   STARGAZING  BORJOMIKHARAGAULI NATIONAL PARK The combination of hiking and stargazing is one of my favorite and Borjo...
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142   GUIDE  Back to Tbilisi DETOUR  I  n 1942, a statue of Shota Rustaveli, the 12th century author of The Knight in the ...
Promenading  Rustaveli Avenue Text and photos by Tamar Esakia
144   GUIDE  Zemel paid the coachman to announce loudly    Zemel pharmacy     the Mtkvari River passing over the embankmen...
RUSTAVELI AVENUE  Shota Rustaveli Monument  37 Georgian Academy of Sciences  54  Ri  ve r   48  42  VEL STA RU   22  M  tk...
146   GUIDE  stroll down Rustaveli Avenue. The very first building to draw your attention with its striking dimensions and...
147  54, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1895-1896  This is where Nobleman Gabashvili, an economist and lawyer, lived with his family. Th...
148   GUIDE  48, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1909-1910  This building houses the Russian Church of Saint Theodosius of Chernigov. Aft...
149  42, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1926-1930  During the Soviet era, this building once accommodated the editorial office of Zarya ...
150   GUIDE  16, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1857  The building of the Tbilisi Circle of Artists  Tfilisis Kruzhoki  was expanded in ...
151  8, RUSTAVELI AVENUE Parliament of Georgia, 1930-1950  In 1897, the construction of Alexander Nevsky Military Church w...
152   GUIDE  6, RUSTAVELI AVENUE National Youth Palace, 1845-1869  After the establishment of Russian rule, the empire   s...
153     From here, we proceed toward Freedom Square in the heart of Tbilisi. This place, currently recognized as the city ...
154   GUIDE the square was named after him. In 1990, the statue was removed, and this place has been known as Freedom Squa...
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156   GUIDE  3, GUDIASHVILI STREET 1913-1916  In 1912, it was decided to build the Nobility Bank here. In 1931, the struct...
157  5, GUDIASHVILI STREET 1915  In 1908, the local branch of the Russian Bank in Tbilisi was opened here. Currently, the ...
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160   GUIDE  3, RUSTAVELI AVENUE Museum of Georgia, 1913-1929  The background of the National Museum is closely tied to th...
161  7, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1865-1867  5, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1939  The fa  ade of this four-story movie theater building featur...
162   GUIDE  9, RUSTAVELI AVENUE Kashueti Church, 1904-1910  The first church in this place was built in the 6th century. ...
163  13, RUSTAVELI AVENUE  The current building of the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel used to house its elder counterpart, the Maj...
164   GUIDE  photos  Rustaveli Theatre
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166   GUIDE  KIMERIONI  In 1905, a soup kitchen, followed by the historic restaurant Anona, opened in the building of the ...
167  19, RUSTAVELI AVENUE Palace Hotel  This two-story building with wide balconies was constructed in the 1840s. Once occ...
168   GUIDE  photos  Nino Alavidze   agenda.ge
169  25, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1889-1896  The architectural style of the new Opera House was selected even before the project w...
170   GUIDE  photos  Nino Alavidze   agenda.ge
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172   GUIDE  29, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1934-1938  In 1934, Lavrenty Beria, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the ...
173  37, RUSTAVELI AVENUE 1912-1915  This massive building was at first owned by First Guild Merchant Melik-Azaryants. Fun...
NIGHTCLUBS IN TBILISI BASSIANI  Tbilisi   s techno club  Bassiani  has played a central role in making the city an epicent...
176   NIGHTLIFE ROUBRIC  CAF   GALLERY  Caf   Gallery is one of the oldest night clubs in Tbilisi. You   re likely to enco...