On the occasion of 30 years of Anniversary of the restoration of Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Sweden, the Ambassador of Georgia H.E. Irakli Khutsurauli has the honour to invite Cawa Media to the opening ceremony of the Exhibition of the Georgian photographer Badri Vadachkoria
”This is my Georgia – Georgian Landscapes, History and Culture”
followed by the Georgian wine tasting on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Swedish National Archives, Fyrverkarbacken 13.
Diplomatic relations between the Democratic Republic of Georgia and the Kingdom of Sweden were established in 1918 where the Government of Georgia made a decision to open an Embassy in Sweden and Norway, thus the first diplomatic mission was established in Stockholm headed by a well-known scientist and public figure Mikheil
Tsereteli. After Russia occupied Georgia on February 25, 1921 and Georgia was forcefully integrated into Soviet Union, bilateral relations seized to exist and were re-established after a long gap after Georgia regained its independence. September 19, 2022 marks 30 years since the restoration of the diplomatic relations between Georgia and Sweden.
The embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Sweden was opened in 2006 whereas Swedish Embassy in Tbilisi in
2010. The anniversary of the 100 years of diplomatic relations was celebrated in 2018. Document and other important material from the archives that describe the communication between Georgia and Sweden during 1918-21 are displayed at the exhibition. In connection with the anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations, the photo exhibition of the famous Georgian photojournalist, recipient of a number of state awards and author of numerous
publications and photo albums, Badri Vadachkoria called, ”This is my Georgia” is organized in cooperation between the Embassy of Georgia and the National Archives of Sweden.
Food served: Khachapuri – no Georgian feast is ever complete without Khachapuri – Georgian classic, cheese bread. Rich, cheesy bread is one of the best known and most delicious Georgian staples….
Nigvziani Badrijani translates as eggplants with walnuts. It is a staple of any Georgian feast. The dish is usually enjoyed as an appetizer or as a side dish.
Satsivi is a popular dish in Georgia, Satsivi is made from boiled chicken or turkey and a rich walnut sauce.
Pkhali is made with minced veggies combined with lots of walnuts, vinegar, onion, garlic, and various herbs and spices. The most common Pkhali variations are made with spinach, beetroot, or beans.
Churchkhela is sweet snack, traditional Georgian candy is shaped like a candle. Churchkhela is made in the fall when its main ingredients, grapes and walnuts, are harvested. Halved walnuts are threaded on a string and dipped into grape juice that has been thickened with flour. The final product is left in the sun to dry out. When prepared well, Churchkhela can have a long shelf life, hence it being consumed primarily during the winter holidays. Traditionally, Churchkhela was a common snack for soldiers during wartime, due to its longevity and high calorie content.
Wine served: Among other wines…Qvevri wine deserves a separate place on our list due to its unique nature and processing technique. It is a unique and delicious beverage that hails from Georgia, made using a unique clay vessel called a qvevri, which is buried underground.
The qvevri wine-making process is centuries old and results in a flavor and aroma that is truly unique. Georgian qvevri wine is red or white and is typically made from a native Georgian grape variety, Saperavi.
The qvevri fermenting process imparts a distinct flavor to the wine, often described as “earthy” or “funky.” This is not a wine for everyone, but those who enjoy it find it a delicious and fascinating beverage.If you’re looking to try something new and different, Georgian qvevri wine is worth seeking out.