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Paul Rimple

Paul Rimple

Paul, CBs Tbilisi Bureau Chief, is a northern California native who gave up a cooking career to move to Chicago to front his own blues band. He spent much of the 1990s in Krakow, Poland before moving in 2002 to Tbilisi, Georgia, where he works as a freelance journalist and performs with his band, The Natural Born Lovers. A former columnist at The Moscow Times, he has been a regular contributor to, The Christian Science Monitor and Deutsche Welle and has written for Foreign Policy, Roads and Kingdoms and the BBC, among others. His only regret is there are no Mexican restaurants in Tbilisi, yet.

Recent stories by Paul Rimple

Join us for an exclusive visit to this winery followed by a village-style feast.
June 9, 2017

Andro Barnovi: In Service of Wine and Country

Tbilisi -- Drive west of Tbilisi for about an hour on the backroad to Gori and you will find yourself in the heart of the Shida Kartli wine region. It is an awesome expanse of plains, rolling hills, jagged ridges and hidden valleys that provide a myriad of terroirs that grow some of Georgia’s most exclusive grapes. In ancient times, these were the grapes for the wine of kings. Read more
June 7, 2017

For Wine and Country: A Georgian Village Feast

Tbilisi --

For Wine and Country: A Georgian Village Feast

$100 US/person;  July 1, 2017
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  • Fee includes wine and food consumed during the activity and transport
  • Group Size: 4-7
  • Meeting point: Rustaveli statue next to the Rustaveli metro.  Drop off at the same point.
  • Start/End: 12-6pm
  • Duration: about 6 hours
About an hour and a half from Tbilisi is the Ateni area of Shida Kartli. It is an awesome landscape of both steep and rolling hills and lush river valleys and the epicenter of winemaking in the region. In ancient times, Shida Kartli produced the wine drunk by Georgia’s kings. Read more
June 1, 2017

Apples and Oranges in Tbilisi

Tbilisi -- Boxes of apples about to be put for sale at a kiosk at Tbilisi's Deserter's Bazaar, which is packed with interesting and tasty wares and is the focal point of our walk in the city. (Photo courtesy of David Greenfield)