FEBRUARY 18: NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY – THE HISTORY OF GREEK WINE

We know that people have been turning grapes into wine for thousands of years. With that being said, no one is certain who the first was to ferment grapes into wine, but there is evidence of ancient wine production found in China, the Middle East, & Greece, so it’s possible many regions discovered it at once.

Wine has changed immensely over the years, with different flavors constantly being developed and combined. With that being said, the process of making it hasn’t changed in the thousands of years since its invention. The process is as follows: grapes are crushed, pressed, and fermented, and the mixture is sealed into barrels. This mixture is then aged and bottled. With these simple steps, wines can be created in all regions of the world.

There are a variety of different things that affect the way grapes grow and how the wine tastes. Things like soil, temperature, and weather all play a part. If two bottles of the same wine were created at the same vineyard, they still may taste different depending on the year, season and weather. Use National Drink Wine Day this year to experiment with the different flavors of wines. Visit Trade in Boston, MA to try our delicious greek wines and spirits.

HISTORY OF GREEK WINES

Throughout history, Greece has been one of the foremost producers of wine. Greek wines, coveted for their quality, were shipped throughout the ancient world in clay vessels called amphora and were so highly regarded that they were worth their weight in precious metals and gems. We feel the same way.

With a winemaking tradition dating back 6,500 years ago, the Greeks have a long and storied tradition, selecting only the best fruit from the earth, handling it with ancient rituals, and producing what Plato regarded as “the most excellent gift that the Gods granted to man.” Modern Greek wines are worthy descendants of their ancient predecessors.

New generations of winemakers have taken this ancient craft and with respect for the past, but an eye towards innovation, have produced some of the finest wines on Earth. Greece’s topography offers an incredibly rich and dynamic winemaking culture and climate.

TRY OUR WINES AT TRADE IN BOSTON, MA

We know that you will be delighted with our wine selection, showcasing some of the most prolific, fastidious, and innovative Greek winemakers!  We believe there is something for everyone. From our crispy Santorini Assyrtiko to the delicious fruit-forward Moschofilero, and lastly the “Blood of Hercules” – Agiorgitik, we know that you will be delighted with all wine options.

Make reservations online today, or order takeout! 

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