In part I, we talked about the influence of 300 + indigenous grape varieties on the Greek wine scene. But, how does “non-native” grapes fare and where could the future lead? Should winemakers persist with the ancient or embrace the international varieties? Read on.
Greece may be an ancient wine culture, but due to history and circumstances, it finds itself reinventing itself. With a treasure trove of more than 300 indigenous grape varieties, many winemakers ask whether it’s future lies in it’s native grapes or among the new entrants to the scene.
Mother’s Day is a big deal. While there are many beautiful ways to honor your mom, what she would really want is probably wine. Celebrate the woman who made you possible. This is also an opportunity to up the ante on the sibling rivalry.
Every November, the shelves in our local wine stores get flooded with bottles with multicolored labels. The wines taste really young- almost grape juicy- and has this after taste of bubble gum. Yes, I am talking of Beaujolais Nouveau. The local papers will write about it and they will go as far as to say […]
Unless you are a die hard Greek oenophile, most likely you have never heard of Vradiano. Honestly, few years back this grape was unknown to my ears as well. But you should seek this wine. This is a grape steeped in antiquity and history. When Hercules finished his labors (chores), he came to Northern Evia […]
In the Robin William’s movie Dead Poet’s Society, Robin William’s character John Keating poses this question. Keating: Language was developed for one endeavor, and that is – Mr. Anderson? Come on, are you a man or an amoeba? [pause] Mr. Perry? Neil: To communicate. Keating: No! To woo women! I agree. That’s why we do […]