Amber is Gravner’s Colour: Joško Gravner, Part 3

Paul Howard Articles, Biodynamic, Blog, Italy, Sustainability

Gravner Amber Wines

Amber is Gravner’s Colour: Joško Gravner, Part 3 Part 1 of this article (Back to the Future) describes how Joško Gravner’s Amber wines originated. Then, Part 2 (Qvevri Revolution) delved into his revolutionary use of Qvevri, which had never been seen outside their Georgian homeland. Consequently, in Part 3 (Amber is Gravner’s Colour), it’s time to focus on the wines …

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Qvevri Revolution: Joško Gravner, Part 2

Paul Howard Articles, Biodynamic, Blog, Italy, Sustainability

Gravner and new Qvevri

Qvevri Revolution: Joško Gravner, Part 2 In Part 2 of the article on Joško Gravner, we will delve into his truly unique and revolutionary use of Qvevri. This technique wasn’t seen beyond Georgia until he adopted it in Italy. In Part 1 of this article (Back to the Future), we witnessed Joško Gravner’s remarkable resilience and innovation. After losing an …

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Joško Gravner, Part 1: Back To The Future

Paul Howard Articles, Biodynamic, Blog, Italy, Sustainability

Gravner 1901 Fondatore

Joško Gravner, Part 1: Back To The Future As we approach the 100th Anniversary of Biodynamics in June 2024, I couldn’t help but wonder how best to celebrate this Centenary. But then came an invitation to visit Joško Gravner in the Collio Goriziano region of Italy, which borders Goriska Brda in Slovenia. This visit was a long-held wish from when …

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Gvino: the wines of Georgia, Part Two

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Georgia Kakheti Gvino

Gvino – The Wines of Georgia, Part Two Following on from Part 1, about the wines of Georgia, Gvino is the word for wine in Georgian. This Part 2 has a baker’s dozen, selected from those available in the UK. I’ve grouped these firstly into those Gvino made “conventionally” and then those made in traditional Qvevri. There’s something here for …

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Georgia Gvino – a brief introduction to wines of Georgia

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Georgia, Travel

Georgia Wine

Georgia Gvino – a brief introduction to wines of Georgia In Part I, we journey to the Black Sea and the Caucasus, to the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Georgia is an ancient country that’s been a melting pot of cultures. It also lays claim to being the origin of winegrowing. It has an 8,000-year wine history evidenced by archaeology, …

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