Azerbaijan is very proudly a secular, multi-cultural country, a place of passionate Caucasian spirit, and one of the cradles of world viticulture. The capital buzzes with bars. Fine wines are very much part of many an Azerbaijani dining experience. And the vineyards of the Caucasus foothills produce a bounty of grapes that soak up the rich sunshine, producing vintages that are likely to surprise and delight unprepared oenologists. Azerbaijan’s wine industry has been expanding rapidly over the last decade with extensive investments in top quality technology, and a playful experimentation with both internationally known grape varieties and many local alternatives. The result is an original and ever improving gamut of fine wines. Come, taste and surprise yourself.