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This is a ”Battle” between the world’s¬†
oldest continuous winemaker Georgia   And five of its local hero grapes and a 
French varietal of singular purity a name   That is also a picturesque region, a stunning 
village and maybe even a state of mind….. Chablis! Stay tuned for wine judging like you’ve never¬†
seen before…. Koka from Georgia versus Jerome from¬†¬† France – both the wines are outstanding… Who will win?¬† Judges from France and Georgia will decide and all¬†¬† Blind! Drama!!! As old as wine is competition and our¬†
competition is head to head Рkinda like Fight Club Battle of the Wines This is a unique format where the experts, who 
tell you what to drink, have a showcase for their¬†¬† Favourite wines and they ”Battle” with 12 judges from¬†
both competing nations casting the vital votes   Blind! This is a global competition where one wine 
and ”Nominator” will ultimately claim the crown¬†¬† Subscribe to our YouTube¬†
channel to follow every ”Battle”¬†¬† This is the best wine competition¬†
in the world – Battle of the Wines The ”Nominator” for the Georgian wine is Koka¬†
Archvadze РKoka is a brand ambassador for the   Famed Tsinandali Estate. This magnificent 
chateau is where the French style of   Winemaking came to Georgia. Koka is an 
author poet Рkind of a Renaissance man,   A charming host and exceedingly proud of 
Georgia and if we occasionally trip up   On Georgian pronunciation apologies 
to all My name is Koka Archvadze I’m a Deputy Director of Tsinandali Estate¬†
the cradle of classical winemaking of Georgia Р   The place where Georgian wine was first bottled
We are the oldest winemaking culture in the   World, we hope that you enjoy our wine and we 
hope that we are going to enjoy yours. Cheers!¬†¬† Cheers to you Koka…For more information on Koka¬†
and the stunning high design hotel, Chateau and   Winemaking hub that is his base check out his 
”Winey People” profile on our YouTube channel The opponent from France and Chablis is Jerome¬†
Garnier, the winemaker half of a dynamic duo –¬†¬† His brother Xavier tends these precious vines¬†
and while these two are unbelievably not twins they produce wines of balance and harmony   Chablis is centuries of winemaking tradition, 
where the viticulture is in sync with nature   Now Jerome what do you have to battle with? Koka 
from Georgia i know you have five grapes, me i¬†¬† Have only one Chardonnay from Chablis – let’s battle¬†
So will the French get to say bye bye to Georgia?¬†¬† Let’s see, but before that let’s get to¬†
know Jerome and Xavier on their¬†¬† ”WineyPeople” profile on our YouTube channel¬†
I love it when family works so well together   The judging will be from Georgian capital
Tbilisi a place any self-respecting oenphile   Must visit Рthen in Part 2 from the one 
and only the big daddy of the wine world   Paris! Six valuable votes from each country 
and, of course, all judging is 100% blind What will the French make of the Georgian 
wine and vice versa? So what has Koka selected?

I chose Natella a white dry wine a Natella 
2017 for the ”Battle” This is a blend of five¬†¬† Georgian varieties and this is a unique¬†
blend never done before by anyone else   So here we go on the Georgian tongue twisting 
indigenous varietals РKisi, Mtsvane, Khikhvi, Tetra and Tsolikauri РNice work so what does 
Jerome bring to the ”Battle”? We are putting to¬†¬† The ”Battle” this Chablis Crue vintage 2015 – Jerome and Xavier have entered¬†¬† A Premier Crue and not their Grand Crue and this may¬†
be a tactical mistake, so let the judging begin   Part one first to Georgia РTbilisi dynamic, 
youth infused capital of the Caucasus   What will they make of chablis style or will 
they prefer their local hero blend? Let’s meet¬†¬† The six judges who are all wine lovers and a¬†
carefully cast mixture of experts and enthusiasts   My name is Tamuka Araviashvili and my main 
profession is wine tourism specialist My¬†¬† Name is Otar Bakhtadze i’m working at Radisson¬†
Blue Iveria as the Head Concierge¬†¬† My name is Tornike i’m sommelier of this cafe which is a very famous place¬†¬† In Tbilisi I’m Anna, i’m from Georgia, i’m¬†
a lawyer I’m Shota Dighmelashvili, i’m a¬†¬† Journalist Executive Editor of Forbes Georgia¬†
My name is Nia, i own the place this is wine bar   In Tbilisi downtown we sell a local Georgian wine 
mostly from small cellars …What a fun looking group all the¬†¬† ”Battle” judges have high wine knowledge – some are¬†
professionals and others just passionate amateurs   And really there are no right or wrong answers in 
this game just an opinion Рwhich wine do you prefer?   The stemware in Tbilisi is Riedel Рthanks Shalva 
and Anthony from Khetsuriani and Riedel Georgia   For the beautiful glasses to showcase the wines at 
their best So here’s the battle card – the Natella 2017¬†¬† A skilful blend of five Georgian varietals¬†
versus the singular purity of 100%   Chardonnay Chablis and Domaine Garnier & Fils 
Winemaker for Tsinandali Estate David Maisuradze All grapes grown and the wine made in the Kakheti 
region Jerome makes the wine, Xavier is the   Viticulturalist Рthe region you guessed it Chablis 
The ”Nominator” – love that term – Koka The opponent¬†¬† Jerome The category ”Great Whites” Indeed they are¬†
first let’s see what these gorgeous Georgians¬†¬† Think about their own wine the Natella ….A lot¬†
of citruses here it should be more from like   Mountainous area more like full bodied acidic but 
it’s well balanced with flavor as well it’s very¬†¬† Good and easy going with a normal finish we’ll¬†
taste it sweet wine i like it flowers are like a¬†¬† Citrus taste is better than aromas…. OK,¬†
not surprisingly they like local wine but¬†¬† What about the Chablis…. Totally different also¬†
tasty It’s more harmony than this Interesting in¬†¬† Mode quite fresh good good level of acidity This¬†
one is dry also it’s bitter taste at the end Quite¬†¬† Acidic It’s a very light wine for like hot summer¬†
evenings I think this one is more interesting   But it needs to open a little bit so clearly 
some support for the Chablis….And now the votes And the winner is this one… i prefer this one¬†
because it’s more intense in nose and it is¬†¬† More fruity…. one vote a piece yes¬†
as suspected this will be close  

Uh i think this one is more interesting for 
me…. this one um i think it has a richer palette¬†¬† And well balanced – 2-all…nice!¬†
Let’s see what Tornike says I think it’s better than this one i like¬†
both, but for me this is this is better This is my go-to wine ……so 4-2 for georgia¬†
The locals of Tbilisi supported Koka’s¬†¬† Wine… go Anna! But not all went for Koka’s wine¬†
interestingly, the expert girls Nia and Tamuka voted   For the Chablis whilst the boys all for Georgia 
We are the winners! Georgian wine is better and¬†¬† The best wine in Europe… So it’s very close and all¬†
will be decided by the French in Paris. Surely they   Will vote for Chablis? French people love French 
wine – stay tuned for very surprising part two You

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