They were the wines of Chios and Thaso islands, renowned all over the Old
World. For different historical and social reasons, and because of disastrous
natural events, the art of making wine was neglected starting from the middle
XIX century until the early 1960s. That was the time when the old tradition
of making wine was rediscovered and nowadays it is possible to find on the
market so many excellent Greek wines, which are produced all over the country.
When tasting a Greek wine, yoy have to keep in mind that it is the product
of a different environment and of grapes of different quality, unknown to
all the western wine-loving. Greek wines are divided into four different classes:
controlled origin denomination wines; superior quality origin denomination
wines, local wines and table-wines.
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ancient people of Rhodes
followers of Hermes Kerdos, the god of profit, knew well the value of trade,
a fact proven by various historical sources. Because of the favorable location
near the Asian continent and point of contact between the Greeks and the eastern
populations, its importance for the trade in Hellenic world was enormous,
considering its small size.
was known for being one of the first Aegean islands to practice the cultivation
of grapes and by applying the process of vinification. Supported by its naval
power, in the middle of the seventh century, Rhodes
became the most famous wine market in Greece, this fact brought to the island
incredible fortune and wealth.
Archaeological discoveries, inscriptions and ancient manuscripts are the main
sources of information about the wine trade in rhodian ancient times. Thanks
to this prosperity of findings we know today that amphorae and terracotta
pots were used primarily to transport and sell the wine of Rhodes
along with other products such as olive oil, olives and dried fruit. The amphorae
were produced in a variety of shapes and colors. These characteristics help
us to distinguish their origin. All amphorae were built with narrow necks
so they could be sealed. The findings lead us to the conclusion that this
type of amphora were built since the seventh century BC.
Besides giving birth to Dionysus, the god of sea, Rhodes
and the rest of Greece is the native land of VQPRD wines in history