Greek wine is popular, and the Greek winemakers now realise that the future is clearly in the locally indigenous grapes and plant Xinomavro, Assyrtiko and other native vitis vinifera varietals in […]
In Georgia monks and some winemakers still bury wine under the ground in ancient vessels called ‘qvevri’. These pitchers resemble an amphora in both their shape and material – the porous clay. Everything goes inside the quevri – grapes with skins, stalks, grape stone.
As surprising as the immense acreage of vines in Turkey may sound, the history of this country and the region sheds a light to the origins of winemaking and its later decline in the former Ottoman Empire…
Winemaking in Al-Lubnaniya (Lebanon) was heavily marked by 20 years of civil war (1975-1990). During this period the wine industry was virtually nonexistent. This dark age of the Lebanese wine […]
Set in the midst of sprawling vineyards stood a clean-shaped structure blending almost seamlessly into its by-nature-blessed environment. As we drove closer, turning back we marvelled at a glistening water […]
More Michelin stars than for any Spanish chef still shine on the Basque native Martin Beratasegui. Unlike with the rest of his Iberian empire, he ultimately leads his eponymous restaurant […]