Reading a Greek Wine Label Greek Wines: Hard to Pronounce Easy to Drink The wine label is the consumer’s important first contact with the wine. Over half of the wine buyer’s decision is based on the appearance of the wine label. A well-made label promotes the unique...

Thessaloniki is a city with a rich history and Ladadika is no different. When Ladadika is translated to English it means a shop that sells oil. Greece has always been famous for its olive oil, this is also very evident in the Greek cuisine and...

Greek organic viticulture vineyards cover an area of nearly 397,000,000 ft²; 156,000,000 of those are in a transitory stage according to data from 2007. These vineyards follow world-wide protocol for organic agriculture and only use very mild plant protection and fertilization practices. Such mild practices...

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...

Apart from Greece’s world-renowned and distinguished gems—Assyrtiko Santorini, Moschofilero Mantinia, Nemea Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro Naoussa / Amynteo / Goumenissa—there are several new, up-and-coming grape varieties which, depending on the type and style of wine they yield, show impressive potential and seem to be but a...

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...