Georgian officials look to model after U.S. democratic system

Friday, November 13, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 12:08 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

COLUMBIA — It wasn’t a regular wine tasting at the University Club in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Thursday night. Guests dined on Mtsvadi — a steak kebab, and Khinkali, which resemble large dumplings. They drank wines called Saperavi and Kindzmarauli. Everything was traditional to the Republic of Georgia.