This week we’ve got a great regional round up of articles for you. I had the pleasure of revisiting one of my favorite producers, the idiosyncratic yet totally compelling Commendatore G. B. Burlotto whose vibrant wines express the terroir and character of Piedmont like few others. They are absolute worth a look if you love Barolo, just click here. Our guest contributors this week overlap just a bit as we take a look at the history of wine and the state of Greek wines today.
Stay tuned this week as we report on last month's events, such as our intimate wine tating with Concha y Toro's winemaker, Marcelo Papa, and the Snooth Blind Tasting Challenge.
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Greece plays an integral role in the history of wine, ancient and modernA History of Wine-Part 1
Greg Tatar, a regular in the Snooth forums and a fixture on the Internet, explores the origins of wine as it travelled the ancient trade routes of the Mediterranean. Learn the origins of modern viticulture and how the tastes of the Romans changed wine forever.
Greek Wine A to Z
Our man in Greece, Markus Stoltz, takes us to modern Greece, whose wine industry is undergoing a renaissance. Learn all about Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro, the nations greatest red grapes, as you explore the where's and why's of the leading styles and appellations in Greece.