Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A great resource about Greek wines is www.allaboutgreekwine.com.
"Wine has been an important part of Greek culture for over 4000 years as the numerous archeological discoveries throughout Greece have revealed. The ancient Greeks knew well the nutritional value of wine as it became an inseparable part of their daily regimen. Wine also played and important role in the evolution of the local economy.
For the ancient Greeks the culture of wine was embodied in the deity, Dionyssus. The son of Zeus and Semeli, Dionyssus was one of the most worshiped of the Greek Gods inspiring artists, philosophers and the lives of everyday people." (read more on allaboutgreekwine.com)
But most travelers are not familiar with Greek wines. To sample some Greek wines while in Athens visit Berttos in the Plaka. They now offer flights of wines from various regions of Greece.