Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

Nov 27, 2014

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

by Melinda Joe

In the four years since it started, Festivin has grown from an intimate gathering of natural wine enthusiasts to one of the most eagerly anticipated wine celebrations in Japan. Like many avant-garde movements in the food and beverage world, the idea for Festivin began ...

Russia infuriates Georgia with deal that 'annexes' rebel Abkhazia

Nov 25, 2014

Russia infuriates Georgia with deal that 'annexes' rebel Abkhazia

Russia cemented control over neighboring Georgia’s independence-minded Abkhazia region Monday with a “strategic partnership” deal which the Georgian government said amounts to annexation. President Vladimir Putin signed the “alliance and strategic partnership” agreement, which formalizes Russian dominance of the tiny separatist region’s foreign policy, ...

Oct 22, 2014

Japan to use English name for Georgia, not Russian

The government has decided to change the way it refers to the country of Georgia in Japanese, and will stop using a pronunciation derived from the Russian language, an official said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to notify visiting Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili ...

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Sep 14, 2014

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Todd Gurley is done looking ahead after all that cost No. 6 Georgia this week. The star tailback had 131 yards and a touchdown, yet didn’t have the ball at the most crucial moments as the Bulldogs fell to No. 24 South Carolina 38-35 ...

Jul 8, 2014

Shevardnadze's lessons for the West

by Leonid Bershidsky

Eduard Shevardnadze, the former Soviet foreign minister and Georgian president who died Monday at 86, was not an effective leader, but if Western leaders had paid closer attention to what he said when he was alive, they would have been better prepared for today's ...