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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  • Diamond

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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Poland on Snooth

  • 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...


  • Look for Centive Moscato D'asti urgently in Europe to buy, i need it to be send to Poland as soon as possible, if anybody knows where the buy online, please sned me a link on my e-mail.Thanks :) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for Centive Moscato...


  • Hi everyone,Michal here, I'm from Poland. Registered a couple of weeks ago, even added some reviews, so this is just a formality :) OK, I know - Poland is not a typical wine-loving country (cue the vodka jokes), but it's changing rapidly, trust me. Obviously wine-drinking is a social activity for me - even though "social" usually means "enjoyin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic just saying "hi"


  • Chopin Polish Potato Vodka 2003

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    Wine review by pagec


  • Polmos Vodka Luksusowa 1980

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    Wine review by biza


  • Chopin Polish Potato Vodka 2003

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    Wine review by biza


  • Santa Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2008

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    smooth, nice fresh fishingto take on ice or in cocktails Read More

    Wine review by Olivier


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