After years of stagnation, Greece has transformed into a rising star of the wine world. It has a particularly rich history of wine making, stretching back to the 7th century BCE. Early Greek colonization led to the vine being taken to all parts of the Mediterranean, thus laying the foundations for viticulture across Europe.

Modern Greek wine use international and indigenous varieties, and the quality is excellent. Please, forget Retsina! Look for Assyrtiko (w) and Agiorgitiko (r).