The Armenian Trail

Jack travels to Armenia to discover the old and new in booze. He checks out the oldest wine press, tries Ararat brandy and tastes the nightlife in Yerevan. Along the way, he samples mulberry oghi before wrapping up his trip at a wedding.

From This Episode

Khash Stew

Khash Stew

While visiting Yous Sargsyan's guesthouse, Jack checks out the khash as it stews in the pot. 960 1280

  

Khndzoresk's Bridge

Khndzoresk's Bridge

Jack walks across Khndzoresk’s swinging bridge. 960 1280

  

A Game of Backgammon

A Game of Backgammon

Jack watches some locals play a game of backgammon, a very popular board game in Armenia. 960 1280

  

Armenian Flatbread

Armenian Flatbread

Jack tears lavash, a popular Armenian flatbread, into pieces to put into his khash. 960 1280

  

Tossing Grapes

Tossing Grapes

Jack tosses some Areni grapes into a barrel to begin the winemaking process. 960 1280

  

Stomping Grapes

Stomping Grapes

After winning a crucial arm-wrestling match, the champ, Nikita, earns the right to smash the grapes first. 960 1280

  

Flying Over the Vorotan River

Flying Over the Vorotan River

Jack checks out the view as he travels over the Vorotan River in an aerial tramway. 960 1280

  

Dancin' in the Streets

Dancin' in the Streets

Jack dances with a few local women during the Goris mulberry festival. 960 1280

  

Dining With Locals

Dining With Locals

Jack indulges in a glass of oghi as he dines with Igor Ghazarian, who has been brewing the classic Armenian beverage for more than 25 years. 960 1280

  

History of Brandy

History of Brandy

Marina Badalyan and Jack discuss the history of Ararat brandy as they try a glass. 960 1280

  

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