GREEK WINES

 

The wine since ancient years

The history of wine


Ancient Greeks considered wine as an integral part of their lives. Dionysus was the god of wine and feasts were organized in his honour. They had devised many myths associated with wine. The enormous economic importance of wine in ancient times  led to  legislative protection. In the museum of Thassos, there is a law engraved in marble dating back to the  5th century BC which  is considered to be the first wine law and it regulated issues concerning harvest and sales. The earliest written evidence for transporting wine by sea is given by Homer in the Iliad. Ancient Greeks -as  wine lovers- used a wide variety of vessels associated with the use and transfer of wine  such as amphoras, craters, cups, kantharous  etc.

Greek Recipe: Cretan recipe sautéed lamb ("tsigariastó") with potatoes

Combines well with Douloufakis wine "Enotria Rose".

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DAFNIOS White Dry wine

An excellent wine made with 100% Vidiano grape; a very old Cretan grape variety which has been ignored for many years, but due to the arduous and persistent efforts...

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How to taste wine - It's an art!

Wine  tasting  is the acquaintance with the wine,  the perception of its character  using our senses. We can say that there are different levels of tasting...

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