The term Agiorgitiko means "Saint George's grape". This could refer to Saint George's Day, a Greek celebration that occurs in November (around harvest time.) It may also refer to Saint George's Chapel in Nemea, Greece. Genetic tests have led scientists to believe that the grape is native to Greece. The wines made with Agiorgitiko in the Greek wine region of Nemea are nicknamed the "Blood of Hercules".
The wines created with the Agiorgitiko grape are known for their incrediby deep, plum-like purple color. This is true no matter where the grapes are grown. However, wines made with Agiorgitiko can taste very different depending on where the Agiorgitiko grapes are grown: when grapes are grown on hillside slopes, the wines tend to have high acidity and express sweet but strong spicy notes and red fruits. Grapes grown in warmer areas tend to be extremely jammy with big bright red and purple fruits on the palate. The large variations in Agiorgitiko grape quality from Read more »

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  • Lafazanis St. George Red 2005


    very smooth pleasant flavours, no raspy acid finish and can be drunk with or without a medium T Bone. Read More

    Wine review by Weege

  • Working for an import company, bringing in Greek Wines, a big struggle I have come by when trying to sell it, is the lack of education and knowledge out there. Don't get me wrong, I love taking the time to educate people on them, but I wonder how many wine buffs out there really know about them or have tried them.I am curious to find out how man... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever Try a Greek Wine?

  • St. George Spirits White Blend California Absinthe Verte


    Another really nice American Absinthe. The price of 79 dollars I saw here is outdated. It can be had much cheaper now. Read More

    Wine review by brucealti

  • Estate Papaioannou Agiorgitiko Nemea 2009


    Decent value at just over EUR 7. Light with distinctive cherry and woody notes, but a slightly cloying sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by mankosova

  • Skouras Saint George Nemea Aghiorghitiko 2010


    Beautiful purple-red that's just light enough to see through. Stick your nose in it and there's this wonderful cherry, very light tobacco (which is a descriptive I hate to use,because it doesn't sound good to me) and a hint of chocolate (or maybe I just want to smell that). Now taste... Very vibrant, sexy, yes sexy, red wine. Now, I don't t... Read More

    Wine review by zinful71

  • For two weeks (June 8 – 22), New York’s top restaurants and ... ... ... Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro (extra points if you can pronounce them – hint: the ‘g’ sounds like a ‘y’). You can learn more about them and Greece at Read More

    From the article Wines of Greece

  • Hercules Agiorgitiko Regional of Peloponnese 2007


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • St. George Winery Zinfandel 2007


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    Wine review by jjknight38

  • So, in an effort to return to being more of a presence here I'll start posting some new threads. I'm also going on vacation, I know imagine that, so I may not be able to answer everyday next week, but I'm gonna try.What was your wine(s) of the year?I'm digging through my notes to find mine. I have several lined up, a few of which will be rolled ... Read More

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  • Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko Nemea Erasmios 2007


    Translucent, a tad murky, color. Slight vegetative nose. Quite light bodied. Quite tart. Some earthiness. If you're looking for fruit this ain't it. Nothing really off-putting, but nothing to write home about, either. US$11.99. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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