Kvevri (Georgian: ქვევრი) are large earthenware vessels used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine. Resembling large, egg-shaped amphorae without handles, they are either buried below ground or set into the floors of large wine cellars. Kvevris vary in size: volumes range from 20 litres to around 10,000; 800 is typical.

Alex Shchebet‎ got a chance to photograph kvevri masters during his travel around Georgia.

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