What wines and Greek food have in common? The History of Wine itself is very interesting. It is believed that wine was introduced in Greece around 4000 BC and there is evidence, found on artifacts, that it was known to the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations.
Ancient Greeks considered that wine was a gift from the gods and worshiped Dionysus, a creature with the mind of man and the instincts of a beast, known as God of Wine.
Greek Wines & Your Favorite BZ Grill Dish
Stefanos Ziozis, Advisory Board for Wonderful Ethnic, talked to BZ Grill about Greek Wines, its history, how to conserve wine at home and also about Greek food and wine pairing with your favorite dishes on BZ Grill’s menu!
In the video below, Stefanos Ziozis introduces BZ Grill Blog’s readers to 3 different Greek Wines.
The first one is Megapanos Savatiano 2008, produced from selected grape of the ancient grape of Attica, Savatiano. We can say this wine has Pinot Grigio characteristics.
Haggipavlu Mantinia Moschofilero 2008, also a white, is the second one on the video. Suggested to fans of Chadonnay, this wine is a mix of wonderful aromas of exotic fruits, full bodied with lovely fruit and a long mineral, honey, fruit finish.
The third wine can be considered a very good introduction to the Greek wine market. The Red Silinos 2008 is produced from selected grape varieties and Agiorgtiko, Mavroudi, Mandilara, and from mild climate vineyards. If you enjoy food and wine pairing, the Red Silinos is perfect for grill, game, meat dishes with red sauces and spicy cheeses.
Visit Wonderful Ethnic site to learn more about Greek Wines and grapes.