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Ep 282: Greece Overview

Ep 282: Greece Overview

Greece is among both the oldest and among the newest wine nations in the world. Although it got cooking with winemaking more than 6000 years ago, a huge break in the action took it out of the winemaking game from about the mid 1400s until the 1990s. It's back these days, and as it has always been grapes are grown everywhere in this small but diverse country.  With the best wines made from indigenous grapes and select regions, you'll want to listen to this show to know what to seek out. And don't forget to look at a map while or after listening!  Here's a rundown of the topics we covered:  Geography: We go over where the heck Greece is and what’s here that’s good for grapes! Greece is in the southern end of Balkan Peninsula between Italy and Turkey Climate: Mesoclimates matter to quality wine! Mountainous & semi-mountainous vineyards: altitude moderates climate, cools down the temps Islands and the coast: Maritime climate/Mediterranean climate but very hot. Growers need cool sites fo