Presidential Palace Tbilisi Georgia designed by architect Michelle de Luci, with two police cars in the foreground. Tbilisi is an ancient city in an ancient country, with immense history, culture, pride and warm generous hospitality. This is no mere former Soviet satellite republic – they have their own language and their own unique alphabet. Georgian cuisine is distinctive, and rich, and Georgians pride themselves on being the earliest wine producers of Europe, still employing traditional methods which have been driven out of other wine producing countries by commercial pressures. Still little known by visitors, Georgia will probably become one of eastern Europe's tourist destinations.