Close-Up: Dining at a Georgian feast


In an ongoing series, BBC News focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there, can be surprising to those who do not.

People in Georgia take celebrating very seriously, and the ultimate Georgian occasion is the supra, or feast.

As well as eating an array of local specialities, piled high on long tables, guests also enjoy Georgian wine, which cannot be drunk without an eloquent speech from the tamada, or toastmaster.

Tom Esslemont was invited along to share the supra experience.

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