This is a blog for use in both of my HIS 241 and HIS 242 Russian history survey courses at Northern Virginia Community College.

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14 October 2007

Georgian Wine

One of my former students sent me an announcement of a recent cultural event that featured dancers from Georgia. The events was to be followed by a Georgian wine tasting session, and that reminded me of my stay in Russia (still the Soviet Union at that time) when you could still freely, and quite easily, get Georgian wines. We had a lot of Tsinandali, a dry white wine, to drink then. In recent years, Russian authorities have tried to bring economic pressure to bear on Georgia by prohibiting the import of Georgian wines into Russia. Since wines are one of the main currency-producing exports from Georgia, this has considerably hurt the Georgian economy. Fortunately for us in the United States, and especially those who live near DC, with a little looking around, you can buy them here. I found myself a bottle of Tsinandali!

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