Dionysos  (Museum of Corinth), is the god of wine, the inspirer of ritual madness and ecstasy, and a major figure of Greek mythology, and one of the twelve Olympians, among whom Greek mythology treated Dionysus as a late arrival. He was also known as Bacchus and...

The vine did not originate in Greece; it's likely that the Caucasus, to the east, had that honor. But the ancient Greeks were making wine from grapes long before most civilizations, maybe as early as 7000 B.C. And yet, many Americans' knowledge of the country's...

As an aperitif Sun-dried sweet wines originated from every part of Greece. Taste the worldwide famous Santorinian Vinsánto, made by blending together the varieties of Assýrtiko and Aidáni.The famous Vinsanto, a luscious sweet wine, is made from sun-dried grapes and aged by law for at least...

Greek Wines: 7 Greek Varietals to Know Though they’ve been around for four millennia, Greek wines are a bit overlooked today. We have been performing Greek wine tasting several times on indigenous varieties and we are pointing out seven varietals to look for. Greek wines may be...

What would be the wines that could matches to every kind of fish? How easy is to do greek wine and food pairing? Each fish corresponds to a number of possible combinations of wine. Fishes, depending on their texture and their flavor can be divided into four...

Agiorgitiko (r) One of the two most important red varieties of the Greek vineyard which we come across mainly in the Peloponnese and mostly in Nemea, but because of its dynamics, gradually in other parts of Greece too. It is a multifunctional variety since, except from...

One of the advantages in clocking the mileage I manage through the vineyards is meeting people who make wine to share with friends. Most of this wine gets bottled. No label, apart from chalk or felt-pen codes. It does not enter the marketplace. There is...

Wine Roads that are designed and supported by the Wine Producers Association of the Peloponnesian Vineyard (ENOAP), as part of the greek wine tours map, whose activities extend to the Ionian Islands, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The two southernmost...

Greek Wines under P.D.O and P.G.I. The first wine cooperatives were developed in 1930. They played a positive role in maintaining and developing the vines and the wines in the traditional areas currently producing wines with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). In...