Georgia Wine On My Mind
First, Georgia, the former Soviet satellite, sees Russia attempt to kill its wine industry by instituting a ban on importation of Georgian wine, and all for political reasons.
Then, this headline comes out of Georgia:
HAIL DESTROYS 80% OF VINEYARDS IN EASTERN GEORGIA
What’s it take for a poor little Georgian winemaker to get a break? First it’s Mother Putin then Mother Nature out to get these guys. Eastern Georgia is the source of a significant percentage of the Georgian wine grapes.
The report ends with these two lines:
"Locals said they had not seen such hail in eastern Georgia for the
past 30 years."
"Regional authorities said that grape harvest in Kakhetia would be
much smaller this year."