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A summary of the major Greek local grape varieties of superior quality (appellations), compiled by the thegreekwine.com

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This report examines Greek wine and presents the accumulated data in 4 tables (vineyards, production, inventory and consumption)

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A summary of Greek wine history from ancient to modern times

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In this issue of Tasting Notes we examine wine rating. Although it is a subject with a lot of descriptive words and phrases, we think it will be of interest to you

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The taste balance between wine and food has always been a subject of discussion between oenophiles

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The Greeks ever since the ancient times had developed a precise, commonly understood terminology in order to differentiate among the variety of wines, in a manner which conformed with the wine's general outlook

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Featured winery at thegreekwine.com - George Kokotos is a Greek wine maker whose fine wines have received international awards. The Domaine's vineyards are located north of Athens, the winery produces high quality limited edition wines.

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Greece's 6000 year old wine tradition has allowed the local wines  to have a distinct identity. During the last 20 years the wine producers have been promoting wines of (AOC)  Appellation d' Origine Controlee quality. This site will exhibit some of these new wines which are produced under strict quality control using local grape varieties.

Harvest 2000

the high summer temperatures, the long lasting drought and the late spring frost have led to a 20-30% production decrease... Greek Wine Federation reports:

Pride after a fall
(article in  WINE&SPIRIT INTL MAY 2000)

Greek wine sales to the UK suffered a surprise fall last year as buyers played safe, yet many remain convinced that better times are just around the corner.  Constantine Stergides  reports:  

Greece's wine law

When Greece joined the Common Market back in 1981 its wine legislation, inspired by France and implemented by a superbly staffed Ministry of Agriculture, was ahead of its time.  by Constantine Stergides.

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Let battle commence
(article in FOCUS section  of WINE&SPIRIT INTL FEB '99- by author permission)
 
The failing influence of retsina has left the way open for wine. But short termism could harm the drink's long-term opportunities. Constantine Stergides reports:
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