rfi

On air
  • RFI English Live
  • Latest Bulletin
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

Is Georgia the cradle of wine-making? - Part 2

By Filip Warwick

Under the Soviet Union, Georgia’s state-owned vineyards supplied wine to the entire USSR. High-yielding grape varieties led to the gradual extinction of unique Georgian grapevine varieties. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has come to embrace its 8,000 year old winemaking culture and heritage.

The last quarter of the century has seen a transition from pumping out tons of mass commodity wine to meet Soviet quotas, to a revival in natural organic wine production and consumption.This is thesecond report in a two-part series on wine-making in Georgia.

Healing the traumatised children of Raqqa after three years of IS armed group

Raqqa reaps the fruit of three years under Islamic State armed group

How Mozambique is combatting high child marriage and teen pregnancy