Tuesday, January 17, 2017

All About Greek Wine, Spirits, & Food

"Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man."

For over 4000 years, wine has been a significant element of Greek culture, something few other wine regions can say. The Greek word for wine, which can be traced back over 3000 years, is oenos. The ancient Greeks loved wine and it figured into much of their life with even their philosophers waxing poetically about wine. During the last twenty-five years, the Greek wine industry has undergone much renovation and change, bringing their production processes into the modern world. However, despite its lengthy history, Greek wine seems to lack the recognition it deserves.

A significant number of wine stores carry few, if any Greek wines, and I've been told by some shop owners that Greek wines don't sell. Too many consumers haven't tasted Greek wines and even a significant portion of wine lovers seem to have little experience with Greek wines. For years, I've been promoting Greek wines, as each time I attend a Greek wine tasting, I find more reasons to love their wines. And it's long overdue that Greek wines receive more attention.

Let's bring about that change.

"Where there is no wine there is no love."

To help bring more visibility to Greek wines and spirits, I compiled the links to my 58 Greek wine & spirit-related posts into this single article. This post will be a repository of those articles and I will update it when I write another article about Greek wines. To start, let me provide you some reasons why you should be drinking more Greek wines.

Greek Wines: Why Aren't You Drinking Them?
Ten Reasons To Drink Greek Wine

Greek wines also have a strong connection to food, and usually the two go hand-in-hand. Greek cuisine is diverse, exciting and delicious. In the Boston area, we are fortunate to have a number of excellent Greek restaurants, often with fascinating Greek wine lists, with more to come. So, I've also compiled links here to my articles about Greek cuisine and restaurants. 

"The best kind of wine is that which is most pleasant to him who drinks it."
--Pliny the Elder

Farm Grill & Rotisserie: New Bowl Menu, Same Excellent Food
2019 Karanika Amyndeon Cuvée Rosé Extra Brut: Tantalizing & Delicious
2019 Monemvasia Winery Tsimibidi Monemvasia: A Value Greek Wine From A Rare Grape
A Greek Wine Dinner with Domaine Costa Lazaridi at Ithaki Restaurant
Greek Breakfast at Ithaki: First Impressions

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