TOGH/MARTUNI, Artsakh – Food and wine festivals have become traditional in Artsakh. During the last two months, this wonderful Armenian land, known for its hospitality and nice food, organized two festivals.
Garen Bagdasarian, resident of Rhode Island, participated in the first one which was arranged in the village of Togh. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Bagdasarian, as a result of anti-Armenian riots in this city in the late 20th century, found refuge in the United States. Later, he made the decision to move back to Artsakh and to support the village whence his parents came. Now Garen produces Apris and other wines in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR).