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Greek Wine Regions - Aegean Islands

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Please find below a look at the wines of the Aegean Islands of Greece, an arid wine region consisting of many islands between Mainland Greece and Turkey, stretching down towards Crete - including Samos, Santorini, Límnos, Paros and others.  White Grapes – Assyrtiko – complex white grape from Santorini, offers acidity, apple and lemon flavours, saline minerality and ability to express terroir. Age worthy, considered very fine Muscat Blanc (Samos), Athiri (Santorini), Malvasia (called Monemvasia)  Red Grapes – Limnio – an ancient variety from Limnos, making deep well flavoured wines, mentioned in Homer and many other ancient texts Mandilaria (Paros,...

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Alternatives to White Burgundy - Dry Whites you should try

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Hi,  White Burgundy has long been seen as the benchmark for world-class Chardonnay, but prices can be beyond the reach of many wine enthusiasts. Burgundy has had several short vintages in a row, so supplies have been limited over the last years, and inevitably prices have been driven up. With increasingly tight supplies – coupled with a jump up in demand in traditional and emerging markets – it’s not surprising prices have continued to rise.  Those seeking quality white wines at a more attractive price point need to start casting the net a bit wider, and look more closely at...

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Greek Wine Regions - Northern Greece

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Northern Greece is essentially a wet, continentally influenced region consisting of Macedonia, Thrace and Epirus. Of these Macedonia is by far the best source of quality wines. Macedonia is the source of a number of important Greek grapes varieties, but also grows some excellent examples of international varietals, which also feature in some quality blends.  White Grapes – Malagousia – near extinction, a recent re-discovery, a rich white wine style, almost like a cross between Viognier and Chardonnay, with peach, lime, and orange blossom and lemon oil all tied together with a soft, fruity finish. Assyrtiko – complex white grape...

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The Guardian - The 40 best wines for summer 2019

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Our Thymiopoulos Atma White Naoussa, Greece makes the Guardians extensive list of summer wines. The Atma White is a blend of 80% Blanc de Noir Xinomavro (making white wine from red grapes) with 20% Malagousia, making a delicious aperitif.  Thymiopoulos Atma White, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece Read the Full Article

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Spanish Wines from Regions You Need to Know - Ribera del Duero

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RIBERA DEL DUERO In North Central Spain, in the Province of Valladolid, Castile and León, lies Rioja’s rival as Spain’s leading red wine producer. Only awarded DO status in 1982 the region grew rapidly at the end of the 20th Century, producing luscious, age-worthy Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) wines of superstar status. The Duero river is Portugal’s Douro, a source of great wines. The famous Vega Sicilia is part of Ribera del Duero, though predates the DO status. Condado de Oriza Roble, DO Ribera del Duero, Spain - Delicious Tempranillo based red, and ideal entry point for this superb wine region....

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