Dec 9 2022
Considering the History of Wine in Greece
Sara was surprised to find a lack of literature on Greek wine while doing her Wine & Spirits Education Trust studies. Coming from a theatrical background, she knew that wine was a major player in ancient Greek poems and tragedies, so why was there a disconnect from past to present? In this episode, Sara connects the dots between the myths of Dionysus, the unique style of ancient wine, and finally explores two very different examples of modern Greek wine, albeit made from the same grape variety.
Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
2016 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko Santorini2018 Artemis Karamolegos "Nykteri" Santorini
ICARIUS (Ikarios) - Athenian Vintner of Greek Mythology (theoi.com)Ancient Winemaking in Pantelleria | Travel and Exploration | DiscoveryGarrison, F. H. (1928). An Introduction to the History of Medicine. W. B. Saunders Company. (Garrison, 1928, pp. 30-31)
Want to taste new wines from around the world? Try Vinebox now for a limited time! If you purchase through my link, I will get a portion of the sale, which supports this show and other Birds and Wine content.