by Markus Stolz

Retsina is a part of Greece’s heritage. I am using the term heritage, as it refers to "something inherited from the past". Wine with added resin has been made in Greece for about 2500 years. That is a long time! Despite its long history, it took all but 10 years for Retsina to become a global synonym for Greek wine: During the 1960s, commercial and bottled Retsina became available. This coincided with the tourist boom, when a large number of travellers began to discover Greece. Suddenly, the name ...

If I had to name just one winery from Greece that defines multiculturalism while staying true to its Greek roots, it would have to be the Manousakis winery. Ted Manousakis was born and raised in the small village of Vatolakos, close to Chania in Crete. After the Second World War and the ensuing Civil War, many ...

  Tavernas in Greece offer affordable, delicious and authentic food. Unfortunately the accompanying wines usually share only one, either the "affordable" or the "delicious", attribute. Mediocre jug wines are the rule (affordable). If one is able to find selected bottled wine (delicious), their price tags ...