Georgian wine needs no introduction. In fact, many of the tourists discover the country specifically through wine. Tour companies offer various wine sampling tours, and our capital is dotted with numerous wine shops, wine bars, wine cellars… So what makes Royal Wine stand out among this sea of other places? Let me break it down.
Wine selection in Royal Wine ranges from large famous companies to private boutique-style wineries producing a limited amount of bottles. Wine here comes in all its variety – red, white, dry, semi-dry, sweet, you name it. But not only wine, those who prefer something stronger will discover a fine selection of local brandies, chacha (a strong alcoholic drink resembling homemade vodka) and much more.
Of course you can buy a bottle (or two, or three) and leave, but take my advice: order a glass and stay. Spend a quiet hour at a wrought-iron table in the front hall surrounded by a very unique atmosphere of a Georgian wine cellar. Or if you came with friends, you can occupy the back room where you can sit on chairs made out of small barrels. Now how cool is that!
However, my favourite part of Royal Wine are its people. Manager Nino and two consultants Giorgi and Saba will tell you everything you need to know about wine, help you find your favourite one or introduce you to something new. And if you stay long enough, Giorgi will even take out his guitar and sing for you.