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The tradition of wine-making in the Macedonia region of Greece dates back thousands of years. Evidence of ancient grape seeds have been found during excavations, along with storing and drinking vessels. Throughout early history, during the Greek and Roman empires, Macedonian wines have been carried and sometimes traded throughout Europe. There was much “worshipping” of the wine gods Dionysus in the Greek era and Bacchus during the Roman empire. Although such things were forbidden in the Christian age of Byzantium, sacramental and table wines were still important to Greek culture. Crusaders brought back Macedonian wines to their respective countries, and brought Greek vines to plant at home, which is why so many varietals throughout Europe have Greek origins. The culture survived throughout the Ottoman empire, finding places where wine was still enjoyed despite Muslim restrictions. But the Phylloxera blight in the late 1800s was a terrible blow to the Macedonian wine industry, along Read more »

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  • Vranec

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Rkatsiteli

    Not widely known about in western markets, this ancient white grape variety is broadly distributed across eastern Eur...

  • Assyrtiko

    Assyrtiko is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is the most widely planted on ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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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  • Bovin Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Purchased at Binny's, 12/2016. July 2, 2017 a 5 couple party on our deck serving burgers and salads means red wine. This was one of two bottles we consumed from Southeastern Europe, along with several less adventurous tastings. This from Macedonia won the competition over the one from Croatia, but it was close. Most sippers enjoyed both. Likely ... Read More

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  • Bovin Vranec 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • When I first encountered 'Kalimotxo' I joked with my companions that it ... and Herzegovina, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia and other former Yugoslav republics it is known as bambus (meaning bamboo) and musolini (as in Benito Mussolini). The person who mixes bamboo 50:50, is often defined as "gulozan"[clarify]. In the Czec... Read More

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  • Tikves Winery T'Ga Za Jug 2012


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  • Bovin Vranec 2010


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  • Spice Route Malabar South Africa 2006


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  • Bovin Vranec 2007


    Excellent wine varietal for those looking for something out of the ordinary. If you're a Malbec fan, Vranec (pronounced vrah nets) is for you. Bovin also offers a great Cabernet as well as a white blend - Symphony. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Tikves Winery T'Ga Za Jug 2008


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    Wine review by ShellyS

  • Actually, there is a little misunderstanding here: These fine wines presented here are NOT from the republic of Macedonia (or FYROM as that state official name is) but from the GREEK region called "Macedonia"! Do not confuse the Greek region of Macedonia with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia please! Please bear that in mind that ...

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