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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

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