Old Greek grape varieties making strong comeback

A silent wine revolution has been taking place in Greece in recent years as old native grape varieties, which for decades were supplanted by the fashion and convenience of French varieties, are now being cultivated again.

Wine in Antiquity Tours

Professional archaeologists will be on hand at the Museum of Cycladic Art on the next four Fridays (July 8, 15, 22 and 29) for private guided tours on the role of wine in the ancient Greek civilization.

Greek wine production up 8.13% in 2021

Greek wine production grew 8.13% in 2021 compared with the previous year, totaling 2,468,945 kilolitres, the National Agricultural Cooperative of Wine Products said in a report released on Tuesday.

Another variable in the winemaking process: Climate change

If anyone doubts the jarring effect that climate change has already had on the California wine industry, ample evidence was on display in late March at Donkey & Goat’s outdoor tasting area in this neighborhood of motorcycle repair shops and urban wineries.

Wine tourism is high on the agenda 

Wine tourism is high on the agenda of the Tourism Ministry, with the aim of attracting high-income tourists, extending the tourist season and creating unique authentic experiences for visitors, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Saturday.

10 grapes worth knowing better

Greece offers many red grapes that are little known outside their growing regions. One exception is xinomavro, which is the Greek red most likely to make long-lived, complex wines.

Strengthen exports of Greek varieties

George Soleas is the president and chief executive officer of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which records annual sales of some 7.2 billion dollars. However, despite his best efforts, only 4.5 million dollars of those sales are Greek wines.

Wine producers fear loss of funding due to EU policy

With the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer scheduled to vote on December 6 on a report stating that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption for cancer prevention, Greek wine producers fear that this could lead to reduced EU support funds for their sector.

Campaign launched to boost Greek wine tourism 

Targeting niche markets, the first digital portal focused on Greek wine tourism will be launched in the coming days and will initially present 90 wineries across the country that are ready to receive visitors. 

Oenorama | Athens | March 2 & 3

One of the world's biggest showcases of Greek wine, the annual Oenorama exhibition takes place this weekend at Zappeion Hall. 

Wines of Athens | Athens | December 19

The Bobo wine bar will be hosting the five wineries that make up the Wines of Athens group in a presentation of wines from the Attica vineyard made with both native and international grape varieties on December 19.