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A bit about Greek wines…

Greece makes wines?

YES!  Greeks have been growing vines and producing wine for centuries!  And there a lot more varieties available than just the typical, yet well-known Retsina

See this article from the Greek Reporter for a brief description varieties native to Greece and the areas which they come from.

Some popular varieties which we stock are:

  • Assyrtiko – a white wine native to Santorini, probably the best an most popular variety Greece has to offer.
  • Agiorgitiko –  is used to produce reds native to the Nemea region.  It can also be used for rose as well (see also Nemea Grand Reserve & Pandora Rose).
  • Savatiano – a grape used to make white wine, native to the Attica region (see also Savatiano Mylonas).
  • Mavrodaphne – is used to produce a dessert wine and grown mostly in the Peloponnese and Kephalonia (see also Mavrodaphne Reserve).
  • Xinomavro – another red variety from the areas of Naoussa and Amyndeo.  It can have great ageing potential too!
  • Vinsanto – a sun-dried sweet wine that comes from Santorini with a blend of 3 grape varieties.

Greek wine is an up and coming trend according to these articles hereherehere or here.  Why not try some and see how it compares to the Kiwi favourites?

Are you worried about how wine fits into your diet in terms of macros?  Check out this article from ilovewine.com!

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