VIDEO: Greek Wine 101

Wine expert shares the history of Greek winemaking, plus what varietals to look for


Didn't make it to New York's Celebrate Greek Wine promotion? Not a problem: head to the store to pick up your own Greek wine, the next big thing in the wine scene. What makes it so unique: tradition. Kamal Kouiri, wine director at Greek restaurant Molyvos, shares with The Daily Meal's Ali Rosen that Greece is one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world, with more than 3,000 years of experience under its belt.  

There are more than 300 grape varietals in Greece, but you can start with the four primary grapes to get the full range of Greek wine: Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko, and Xinomavro. If you can't make it to Greece this summer, head to your closest Greek restaurant and get a taste for Greek food and drink, Kouiri says. It's a taste you can't find anywhere else. Check out the video below. 

 

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