Polish Wine

 

Wine is a nascent industry in Poland, with only very recent endeavors and not much in the way of export. But this is an industry that is gaining some attention and finding growth. Most of Poland is quite cold, particularly to the north. But areas to the south and east, where it is warmer and drier, can be well-suited to grape production. 
 
Poland has been well known as a source for quality vodka for centuries. They are produced mainly from potato, rye and other grains in straight and flavored styles. Vodka flavored with infused bison grass is very popular. The compound coumarin, found in the grass, adds a pleasant aromatic note to the vodka. However, the concentrated amounts of coumarin found in bison grass are illegal in the US because they are thought to be dangerous blood-thinners. Recently, Zu brand bison grass vodka has been produced with the coumarin levels reduced enough to pass FDA muster and achieve global export. The flavors have been backed up with other botanicals Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Poland View all

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • King

  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka Classic

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    Wine review by tgrace


  • Gvori Polish Vodka NV

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    By far the best polish vodka in this price range I have tasted. Smooth and clear with a clean finish. Read More

    Wine review by dvemail


  • Polmos Vodka Luksusowa 1980

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    This Vodka Smell like Polish Pussy ;] Read More

    Wine review by kutas


  • Nalewka Babuni Cherry NV

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    Ordered this wine for some friends, thought I'd give a bottle a taste before shipping , now 1/2 into the bottle I have to say it is most enjoyable full flavor wine, did try the first glass at room temp, was almost a bit too bold, 2nd & 3rd glasses were over Ice, mmmmm now that's how to enjoy it, smoothed out the flavor and bold distinctive ta... Read More

    Wine review by Peddler Joe


  • Ultimat Vodka 1980

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    Wine review by Seacoast Terroir


  • Ultimat Vodka 1980

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    Wine review by WineDine789


  • Hey I was wondering if there were any wine drinkers out there in Poland?I've been given a marketing project to do about the growing wine market there, which I thought sounded fun at first but is turning into a bit of a nightmare given the fact I don't speak Polish!A general discussion is fine but I've also got a list of 15 (very) short questions... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Polish Wine Drinkers?


  • Uluvka Vodka

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    Uluvka vodka was for a long time something of an enigma here at the Vodka Emporium. Is it just a gimmick, is it of decent quality, does is it give you good value for money?Well we thought it was about time we did some serious investigation into this vodka that has something of a growing following in the UK.There is no shying away that the majori... Read More

    Wine review by drinkemporium


  • Chopin Polish Potato Vodka 2003

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    A nice example of Polish vodka made from potatoes. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Just a little heads up from an old curio shop (or a growing wine market). Poland is not typically thought of as a wine-producing country and that is a fact for numerous reasons. In brief - the weather, the communists (nationalization of fields + USSR's economic plan that did not include wine production in Poland), also terribly harsh law related... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Polish wines to hit the...


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