Discovering Mantinia: A Unique Greek Wine Region of the World
Situated in the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, Mantinia is a wine region that has gained acclaim for its distinctive wines, particularly those made from the Moschofilero grape. This high-altitude appellation is celebrated for its unique terroir, ancient winemaking traditions, and the aromatic, crisp wines that are unlike any other in Greece or the world.

Discovering Mantinia: A Unique Greek Wine Region of the World

Situated in the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, Mantinia is a wine region that has gained acclaim for its distinctive wines, particularly those made from the Moschofilero grape. This high-altitude appellation is celebrated for its unique terroir, ancient winemaking traditions, and the aromatic, crisp wines that are unlike any other in Greece or the world.

Vineyards in Flux: The Impact of Climate Change
Climate change is reshaping landscapes and livelihoods across the globe, and one industry feeling its effects acutely is winemaking. The traditional rhythms of grape cultivation and wine production are being disrupted by shifting weather patterns, altered growing conditions, and the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. From changes in grape composition to shifts in growing regions, the wine industry is facing significant challenges in adapting to a warming world.

Vineyards in Flux: The Impact of Climate Change

Climate change is reshaping landscapes and livelihoods across the globe, and one industry feeling its effects acutely is winemaking. The traditional rhythms of grape cultivation and wine production are being disrupted by shifting weather patterns, altered growing conditions, and the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. From changes in grape composition to shifts in growing regions, the wine industry is facing significant challenges in adapting to a warming world.

Who Put the Rosé Away?
It seems like it was yesterday when the term, “Rosé All Day’ was a thing in the wine industry. About four years ago or pre-Covid, the interest and consumption of rosé wine was on steady rise. Restaurants were featuring multiple options, retails shops were stacking cases of it, and someone at home was sipping it on their patio. Fast forward to today as we reflect, we have been subject to so much change in the wine and beverage industry that I think we are overwhelmed by our choices.

Who Put the Rosé Away?

It seems like it was yesterday when the term, “Rosé All Day’ was a thing in the wine industry. About four years ago or pre-Covid, the interest and consumption of rosé wine was on steady rise. Restaurants were featuring multiple options, retails shops were stacking cases of it, and someone at home was sipping it on their patio. Fast forward to today as we reflect, we have been subject to so much change in the wine and beverage industry that I think we are overwhelmed by our choices.

Advancing to Ahead of the Glass
A glimpse into Greece’s wine regulation and classification system

Advancing to Ahead of the Glass

A glimpse into Greece’s wine regulation and classification system

Discovering the Wines of Tinos
As our journey continues in the quest of finding new and exciting wines from Greece, the tiny island of Tinos, in the Cyclades, has by far raised a lot of interest and curiosity. The unique terroir and ecosystem on the island along with its sandy soil is a winemaker’s ideal playground to explore the potential of the popular grape varieties such as Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Mavrotragano and more.

Discovering the Wines of Tinos

As our journey continues in the quest of finding new and exciting wines from Greece, the tiny island of Tinos, in the Cyclades, has by far raised a lot of interest and curiosity. The unique terroir and ecosystem on the island along with its sandy soil is a winemaker’s ideal playground to explore the potential of the popular grape varieties such as Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Mavrotragano and more.

Wine Adventures for the New Year
We leave 2023 with an array of ups and downs in the wine industry. We have been subject to many new concepts, changes, and trends, which all have had some sort of an impact on how and what we drink today. There has been a strong push on producing cleaner wine and from eco-friendly practices. Having said that this is what 2024 will be looking like for us:

Wine Adventures for the New Year

We leave 2023 with an array of ups and downs in the wine industry. We have been subject to many new concepts, changes, and trends, which all have had some sort of an impact on how and what we drink today. There has been a strong push on producing cleaner wine and from eco-friendly practices. Having said that this is what 2024 will be looking like for us:

Drinking Vegan
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.

Drinking Vegan

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.

Drink Healthier Skins
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.

Drink Healthier Skins

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.

A Greek Wine Tragedy
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.

A Greek Wine Tragedy

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.

Four Amazing Greek Wines to Enjoy on Vacation
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!

Four Amazing Greek Wines to Enjoy on Vacation

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!

Fascinating Facts About Greek Wine
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.

Fascinating Facts About Greek Wine

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.

Chilling with Greek Red Wines
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.

Chilling with Greek Red Wines

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.

A Change in Climate
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.

A Change in Climate

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, Raising the Glass
Crete is the largest island in Greece and is also the second largest wine producing region in the country. There are over 60 wineries.

Crete, Raising the Glass

Crete is the largest island in Greece and is also the second largest wine producing region in the country. There are over 60 wineries.

Protecting the Fruits of Our Labor
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.

Protecting the Fruits of Our Labor

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.

Amongst The Great
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.

Amongst The Great

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.

A Wine Tour of Greece
Join us as we explore the truly wonderous wine-producing regions of Greece and learn what makes these diverse areas so amazing.

A Wine Tour of Greece

Join us as we explore the truly wonderous wine-producing regions of Greece and learn what makes these diverse areas so amazing.

Douloufakis Vidiano Amphora Orange Wine Review
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.

Douloufakis Vidiano Amphora Orange Wine Review

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.

An Intro to Greek Spirits: Ouzo, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, & Raki
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!

An Intro to Greek Spirits: Ouzo, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, & Raki

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!

Mylonas “Naked Truth” Savatiano Review
Ari & Foti from the Greek Wine Club & Greekazon review Mylonas “Naked Truth” Savatiano orange wine. Pour a glass and join us!

Mylonas “Naked Truth” Savatiano Review

Ari & Foti from the Greek Wine Club & Greekazon review Mylonas “Naked Truth” Savatiano orange wine. Pour a glass and join us!

The Greek Wine Club
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.

The Greek Wine Club

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.