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It was exactly four years ago, back in January 2012, that we attended, with nervous apprehension but full of optimism, our first ever portfolio tasting in London. ZORAH Karasì, a wine made from the obscure Areni grape from Armenia, a remote country which few could pin point on a map, was being presented for the [...]

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I hadn’t gauged the intensity of the mountain, the vast solitude of the grey plain shades and the immense summer heat of my native territory. Ararat captivated me, conquered me and intoxicated me. It sat impossibly, unnaturally high and I began to realize that its loss is as deep a wound as the loss of [...]

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The French poet Paul Valéry once wrote “The significance of the past only has meaning or value for people who find in themselves a passion for the future”. Looking out across Zorah’s winery, which is slowly taking shape, you can sense that while the winery tells a story of a different time it also provides a [...]

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The fifth edition of the World Wine Symposium, otherwise known as the “Davos of wine” has just ended at Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy. A unique and exclusive event; in many aspects  more of a ‘by invitation only’ private club, the World Wine Symposium, created by François Mauss, president and founder of the Grand [...]

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Grape blessing ceremony at the Echmiadzin Cathedral

‘Khaghogh Orhnek’ or ‘Grape Blessing’ is among the most beloved ceremonies in the Armenian Traditional Feasts. Each year, on the Sunday closest to the date of August 15, with priest and deacons in their colorful and decorated silky robes, the Armenian Church conducts a beautiful liturgy rich in symbolism: The blessing of grapes at the [...]

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A beautiful, inspiring piece on ZORAH by Jon Rimmerman , wine Raconteur and founder of Garagiste. “ Two piano players sit side by side. One performs Mozart’s Concerto #5, so does the other. Both play on turn of the century, immaculate Steinway 74 inch grands. The music could not be more different. The terroir is identical [...]

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Below is extract from the article written in Jancis Robinson’s ‘purple pages’ on José Vouillamoz’s seminar and tasting ‘Wine Grapes’ for the Circle of Wine Writers at the London International Wine Fair in May. ZORAH 2011 was one of the ten  exclusive wines chosen for this tasting. During the seminar Zorik Gharibian gave a touching account of winemaking in Armenia and his [...]

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As we embarked on this wild and wonderful voyage more than a decade ago, we found ourselves in front of a huge churning storm of uncertainty. Our dream of creating wines unique to our terroir which would speak of our land invited us to embrace the unknown. We could never have imagined that navigating those [...]

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Article courtesy of armef.com Զորիկ Ղարիբյան «Զորահ» ընկերության հիմնադիր տնօրեն   Հայաստանում առաջին անգամ եղել եմ 1998-ին: Սկզբում այստեղ տնտեսական այլ գործունեություն եմ ծավալել: Բայց դա շատ կարճ տևեց և արդեն 2001-ին սկսեցի խաղողագործությամբ, միաժամանակ նաև գինեգործությամբ զբաղվել: Սկզբում այն բիզնես ծրագիր չէր, թեև նպատակը դա էր: Ընդհանրապես` Հայաստանում գինենգործությամբ զբաղվելու իմ նպատակն է հայկական [...]

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