"New Wines of Greece" in "The New York Times"!

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An excellent article describing how indigenous red grape varieties, like Mavrotragano and Μandilaria; Limnio and Vlahiko, and of course, New Wines of Greece flagship varietals, Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro “represent a new wave of Greek wines now available in the United States”.

The “Adventures in New Greek Reds” article, published in “The NewYork Times” on May 8th, by Eric Asimov, depicts the unique character of wines produced from indigenous red grape varieties and then shares the tasting notes from a wine tasting organised by the writer (Eric Asimov), Florence Fabricant, Thomas Pastuszak, wine director at the NoMad, and Laura Maniec, proprietor of Corkbuzz Wine Studio, with 10 wines from different Greek regions.

Summing up, the good news is that according to the writer, “While whites remain the most familiar Greek wines Greece also offers a fascinating extension of the spectrum of world reds”.

Apart from the fact that “Nonetheless, these wines promise adventure” difficulties may arise when someone tries to pronounce the names of the grapes, get familiar with the geography and overcome the problem caused by many labels, in which the transliteration of Greek into English is not yet codified”.

Read the whole article at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/dining/reviews/new-greek-reds-adventure-wine-review.html?_r=1