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.
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 […]
Sometimes plans change and that can be a good thing. We missed a ferry from Agiokampos, Evia to Glyfa. We had to cancel a planned stop at a distillery – I am seeking good tsipouro. Anyone? We were also planning a visit to the village of Sotirio. We had plans to meet George Kitos. We […]
They say you find beauty and love in unexpected places. Here’s an unexpected place. A village called Adam. Here you will find Wines of Adam. And Refosco. How do you get here? For the GPS challenged, if you were approaching from Sithonia, you drive towards Polygiros, then go past Prodromos and then climb into the […]