By Rick Mindermann
September 13 -24, 2011.
Darrell, Esther, the newest member of our team - sound man extraodinaire Jimmy Bell, and I were invited to visit the birthplace of wine, The Republic of Georgia, to attend the first annual Qvevri Symposium. The symposium was held to show the world the ancient Georgian wine making method. We were invited to film a promo video for the Georgian Wine Association, and Darrell was invited as a guest speaker. We traveled with a number of national and international media people, educators, and scientists who were also invited to this amazing event.
Here is the video we produced, which was Shot in Broadcast HD video by Esther Ritter, produced by Rick Mindermann, sound by Jimmy Bell, and masterfully edited by Gib Berry. Our Thanks to producer Stephanie Locher for her talents and support, and to Kitty O'Neal for her narration.
Here is a short teaser video made of our time in Georgia.
We made a 4 day stop in Hungary on our way home, where we drove to Hungary's famous Tokaj wine region to tour the home of the rarest wine in the world! The Georgian part of our Corti TV blog is finished. It contains 487 photos and 80 videos. We hope you enjoy it. We will send out an announcement when the Hungary part of the blog is finished.