Most people training for a marathon would never think of stopping with ten kilometers to go for a glass of vino, but most people aren’t Spyridon Louis winner of the marathon in the first ever modern Olympic games in 1896. Spyridon Louis’s victory vaulted him to hero status in Greece and the tale of his […]
Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro, say these names three times fast: ah-gee-or-gee-tee-ko, ah-gee-or-gee-tee-ko, ah-gee-or-gee-tee-ko, zhee-no-mav-ro, zhee-no-mav-ro, zhee-no-mav-ro. While they may be a tough grapes to pronounce, they both make delicious red wines. In fact, they make the most prominent red wines in Greece, and they’re perfect wines to seek out in the fall.
In the past we’ve explored the history of two drinking games for adults, bocce and pétanque, and taught you how to play them. Both are great options, especially when the weather is nice outside, but today we’re going back through history to uncover six forgotten drinking games from around the world. Kottabos – Ancient Greece […]
Human beings have been drinking wine for thousands of years, leaving all manner of evidence behind. From literary and historical texts, to mythological and religious works, wine is ever-present on the page. Archeologists have unearthed wine-related objects all across the world, though most have been found around the Mediterranean. In the past 25 years, aided […]
Standing on the cliffs looking out over the famed Santorini Caldera, one can’t be blamed for assuming this breathtaking view is the main thing this tiny little Grecian island should be known for. But in fact, in recent years, it’s not just the view, but the island’s wine that has made a name for itself […]