by Markus Stolz

I am thrilled to have Konstantinos Lazarakis MW on board again with a guest post. His past articles on elloinos were highly educational and gave in depth information on a variety of topics concerning Greek wine. In today’s posting, he asks some intriguing questions that invite a discussion on a more general subject: During Oinorama 2012, the biggest wine trade fair in Greece, WSPC and I were invited to host a series of seminars for exhibitors and guests, featuring a variety of topics. All seminars ...

A number of wine professionals mistakenly believe that Greece was the first wine-producing country in history, but the general area of Mesopotamia was cultivated with vines for this very reason far before that. Greece faced the "vine invasion" around the 10th century BC, which possibly came from the South, via ...