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Wine: Greek wine’s triumphant odyssey

"The signs of optimism begin at Athens airport, where two wine bars have opened"

By Barry Smith   July 2016


While Greece’s economy continues to struggle, its wine industry has gone from strength to strength. New wineries have quickly made their mark and the wine world’s interest has been piqued by novel flavours wrought from native Greek grapes. So why is Greek wine enjoying such success? Does adversity produce joyful wines from its rocky soil?

The last 20 years have seen the rise of cult wineries like Gaia and Sigalas and a growing confidence in the Greek wine world, fuelled by friendly competition. Different regions and wineries spur…

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