Date: Apr 17, 2024Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

ALUMNI ONLY – Georgian Wine Soirée: Connect & Discover with HBS Club of NY (in-person)

Wed, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM WeWork
Alumni OnlyWine & Dine


Join us for a worldly evening with fellow alumni to explore the craftsmanship of wine. A perfect blend of networking, palate discovery, and the ancient art of Georgian winemaking. 
Immerse yourself in an evening of camaraderie and exploration with the Georgian Wine Club. 
The event’s exploration includes an exclusive wine tasting of Qvevri wines. Qvevri, an ancient Georgian winemaking method, involves fermenting and storing wine in large earthenware vessels buried underground, giving the wine a unique character and taste not found anywhere else in the world. 
Wine has been at the epicenter of community, celebration and culinary arts across time and cultures. However, many of wine’s core traditions originated in a central location, the country of Georgia. Georgia is the birthplace of wine, boasting over 8,000 years of winemaking tradition. 
During HBSCNY’s Georgian Wine Soiree, alumnus and Founder of the Georgian Wine Club, Ilia Gogichaishvili will guide you on a journey exploring the origins of Georgian winemaking, from its advent to its rise as an emerging artisanal powerhouse in the global wine scene. 
6:00 pm Check-In; Event from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pre-registration is required and will close at Noon on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024.
Please note that no refunds will be issued. 



Ilia Gogichaishvili, MBA 2018

Founder, Georgian Wine Club

Ilia Gogichaishvili, an HBS MBA 2018 alumnus and founder of the Georgian Wine Club, has over a decade of experience in global finance, including senior roles on Wall Street. His passion for wine is rooted in his Georgian heritage and influenced by his father, a seasoned winemaker. In 2017, Ilia led the first HBS trek to Georgia, introducing over 60 classmates to the country’s rich wine culture and initiating the club’s founding members.
Ilia’s extensive involvement in exploring Georgia’s boutique wineries was instrumental in his success developing The Georgian Wine Club’s curated unique selection of wines that resonate with both traditional Georgian and Western palates. 

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Date: Apr 17, 2024Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


WeWork1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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  • 15 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 30 / Alumni Non-Members


Ilia Gogichaishvili, MBA 2018


1460 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036