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Rakomelo is a traditional Greek alcoholic beverage made by combining raki (a grape-based pomace brandy) with honey, various spices like cinnamon, cloves, and sometimes other ingredients such as orange peel. It's typically served warm and is known for its sweet and aromatic flavor profile. Rakomelo is popular, especially during the colder months, as it's considered a soothing drink and is often enjoyed as a digestif.
Vegan wines are wines that are produced without the use of any animal-derived ingredients or processes. Traditional winemaking often involves the use of animal-derived fining agents, such as egg whites, gelatin, or isinglass (made from fish bladder), to clarify and stabilize the wine. However, in the production of vegan wines, these animal products are avoided.
We’ve all heard the recommendation of drinking a glass of red wine can contribute to bettering your health. But what does that really mean? Most of us have jumped on the wine-wagon to partake in more red wine consumption cause it’s supposed to be good for us. Well that is a yes and no situation. Multiple studies have found that wine production from a variety of different red grapes developed high levels of antioxidants. Here is a breakdown of those compounds.
As the presence of wildfires in Greece increases, so does the concern on the impact it will eventually have on its growing and thriving wine industry.
For summer drinking that brings Greece to you, these wines are made on the most iconic vacation destinations—from Santorini, to Peloponessos, to Crete—are far more affordable than a plane ticket!
Greek wine has been produced in Greece for over 4000 years, making the country one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. The ancient Greeks were pioneers of viticulture and oenology, and they also were the ones who spread the art of winemaking to many parts of Europe.
Summer is in full effect and the desire for chilled wines is growing. The sales numbers for whites and rosés rise drastically, but what about those of us that still enjoy red wine all year round? Well, I have great news for you. Most Greek red wines can also be enjoyed with a chill on them.
Climate change is having a significant impact on Greece's wine industry. The country is already experiencing warmer temperatures and more extreme weather events, which are affecting the growth of grapes and the quality of wine.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and is also the second largest wine producing region in the country. There are over 60 wineries.
Greece has come a long way in the modern world of wine making (post WWII), from bulk production of mainly retsina and mavrodaphne to high quality small production wines. In order to achieve quality of global recognition Greece had to indoctrinate a system of regulations and laws to maintain quality and consistency. They decided to mirror the French appellations laws and apply them to their wine culture.
As the world continues to discover amazing selections from Greece produced by native grape varieties, Vidiano from Crete is making an emerging presence. At one point, this thought-to-be-extinct Cretan variety was accidentally discovered by local farmers almost twenty five years ago. This white grape was growing in abundance during the 13th century when the Venetians occupied Crete. They began transporting wines made from Vidiano throughout Europe by boatloads. But over the centuries this popular variety mysteriously disappeared.
As the quality and variety of Greek wines continues to grow, so does the interest to try them amongst consumers. Throughout the last decades Greek wines have struggled to break the barrier of being accepted into the mainstream of offerings. They have often been placed at the back of wine shops in undesirable sections labeled as ‘others’ collecting dust and were almost non-existent in restaurants, unless it was a Greek taverna. They would rarely get rated amongst the wine media authorities such as Wine Spectator or Wine Advocate. And when they did make a rare appearance, their ratings were not favorable.
Join us as we explore the truly wonderous wine-producing regions of Greece and learn what makes these diverse areas so amazing.
This natural wine has a lot to offer with very little involvement. This wine truly defines the term raw wine. Made from 100% of the white variety, Vidiano. Nothing else goes into this production other than the grapes and it’s natural yeast.
Learn the faces behind the Greek Wine Renaissance! Watch our webinar and learn about the amazing people bringing Greek wine to the forefront! Grab a glass and join us!
Ari & Foti chat about Greek spirits and explain some of the straight forward questions many people ask about them. Very wonderful products and a very informative segment. Grab a glass and join us!
Ari & Foti from the Greek Wine Club & Greekazon review Mylonas “Naked Truth” Savatiano orange wine. Pour a glass and join us!
We had the pleasure of having Ourania (aka Margo) join us from Greece to discuss her wonderful and exciting journey to founding her company - Margo Wine Routes. Every traveler to Greece should contact her and every Greek should experience her tours as well. Just speaking to her gave us an immense desire to jump on a plane and travel around sipping wine in the most beautiful setting - Greece! Join us as we get to know Ourania!
On this episode, we had a great time with two very special Greeks! Johnny Livanos from Livanos Restaurant Group out of New York City and Ted Diamantis of Diamond Wine Importers out of Chicago hung out with us to talk about Greek life, wines, spirits, life, and future! These are great guys so sit back, grab a glass, and join us!
Greek wine and wine making is as ancient as the columns that line the Parthenon. Archaeologists have uncovered wine making artifacts from Greece that date as far back as 1600 BC, as the area played an enormous role in wine trade. We can even credit the Greeks with establishing an appellation system to ensure quality and place of origin.
KLEOS Mastiha Spirit is Greece’s first luxury spirit brand, the world’s first super-premium mastiha liqueur.