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If you are off to the Athens Olympics and the only Greek wine you know is retsina, you are in for a treat. But you may need to learn some Greek

By Kathleen Burk   August 2004

When you go on holiday, of course you want to drink the local wine. But what do you do about labels if you cannot read the letters, let alone the words? Take Greece as an example. The general reputation of Greek wine, which ranges from dire to mostly harmless, does not encourage one to make an effort. This reputation, however, is outdated, and indifference to the wines would be a mistake. Greek wine, made from many of 300 indigenous grape varieties, can be so good that it would be a shame not to have a go if you are visiting…

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