So, I randomly saw this at a wine store that I've recently been working at in Brooklyn and thought... Huh I've never tried Armenian wine, so I bought it. And then I really liked it ... So now I'm researching Armenian wine, obviously, as one does. I'm a big fan of Georgian wine, so it makes sense that I'd find this neighboring regional wine fascinating as well. Georgia and Armenia both claim to be the birth place of wine, both use qvevri, and both have had a bunch of their grapes and vineyards destroyed during soviet rule from 1920-1990. Armenia might have a better claim to the right to the label of "birthplace of wine" due to a 6,100 year old wine location called the Areni-1 cave (both a region and a grape). This is Kara's winery, a uncle- niece ran vineyard focusing on kangun (a hybrid grape of rkatsitelli and some other grape that I can't remember for the life of me) Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and viognier for white wines.. and Pinot noir and areni for reds. Amphora (Qvevri) fermented wines w volcanic soils. This is cool, and super affordable. Most Armenian wines are used to make brandy, ¼ of Armenian brandy production is consumed by Russia.