Wines of Armenia (Author Interview)

Wines of Armenia looks like a great guide.  What can you tell us about it?

It is the first and the most comprehensive guide about Armenian wineries and winemaking providing great detail about Armenian grapes, wine regions and wineries.

Wine has always been an integral part of Armenian culture and heritage, even before Christianity and into ancient times. Grapes and wine are embedded into the core of Armenia’s national identity. Recent discoveries have shown us that the world’s first production of wine began 6,100 years ago in the Areni Cave in Armenia. With such a compelling history, deep traditions and a full heritage exist here in plenty. Yet, the world has limited knowledge about this richness.

This book aims to close this knowledge gap and share the beauty and culture with the world. If we don’t embrace the Armenian history of wine and winemaking, we can’t fully comprehend and evaluate wines in general. There will always be a part missing, and this book aims to fill that gap.


How long did it take you to write Wines of Armenia?

It has always been my dream to write about Armenian wines, and finally I started the project about three years ago. It has been a long journey, but seeing it coming out is quite rewarding.

What inspired you when writing Wines of Armenia?

The 6,100 years of Armenian history and traditions of winemaking have been my main inspirations.


What will readers get out of your book?

They will learn about Armenian winemaking history, grapes, wine regions and wineries and vineyards of Armenia, and hopefully one day they will have a chance to visit the beautiful country and taste a great bottle of Armenian wine!


Can you tell us a little about your background?

I am an Italian accredited Sommelier, an international Wine Judge and Wine Consultant. I have been a contributing writer and editor for multiple American and international publications. I have been repeatedly invited to judge in different international wine competitions. I have visited numerous wineries and vineyards across Europe, United States and the world.  Prior to authoring Wines of Armenia: A Comprehensive Guide to Armenian Wineries and Winemaking, I have been the Editor and Chief Consultant in Hidden Gems of America: Wineries & Vineyards series.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

All of the publications that I have contributed to are available on Amazon and other main book retailers.