Geoffrey Dean reports on Greek spirit brand Metaxa’s bold move to recruit South African adventurer Mike Horn as its new brand ambassador.
Often described as the “New Old World”, Greek wine combines both the terroir of the Old World and the climate of the New World.
Further light has been shed on the drinking rituals and importance of wine in pre-Roman Italy following new research.
db jetted off to Greece for a tour of its growing wine industry with South Europe Mediterranean Wines, discovering a country rich in wine culture and diversity.
Vidiano is Crete’s most promising variety with which to build the country’s reputation outside of Greece, says one winemaker who describes it as the Greek equivalent of Chardonnay.
Having spread a “beautiful story” of revived vineyards and improved quality over the past 30 years, Greece is now at a crucial turning point in its development, says one winemaker.
Xinomavro, a variety native to Greece and often compared to Nebbiolo, could hold the key to unlocking Greece’s full potential, claim its winemakers.
Biking bounders, Cretan cuisine, Aston Martins, touch rugby, iced tea on tap and Glorious Goodwood – it’s been an energetic week in the drinks industry.
A German entrepreneur has trademarked the word “Grexit”, referring to Greece’s possible exit from the Euro, and is launching a satirical vodka-based drink off the back of it.
Modern Greek restaurant Opso in Marylebone is pioneering what it claims to be London’s largest Greek wine list to shine a light on the country’s indigenous grapes.
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