Holy Cross celebration day, a day for blessing the vineyards

September 14th, the day of the Holy Cross, is one of the biggest celebrations of the Orthodox Church. On this day in the church of the Holy Cross in Omodos, a holy communion is distributed to the…


Harvest: The most critical period in the lifespan of the vine

Without viticulture there is no wine production and without harvest there is no crop. The harvest usually lasts throughout the month of September, which in Greek is also known as “Harvester”.…


Cabernet Sauvignon at a glance

An internationally recognised variety, with great ability to grow in any wine-producing region and in different climates, Cabernet Sauvignon prospers on the slopes of…


Commandaria: 15 interesting facts about the Cypriot nectar!

It is the oldest wine holding a Protected Designation of Origin and it is a trademark of local tradition and production. Commandaria, stately, exuberant, elegant, hides a long history. Aside from…


Summer Wines

Wine is a drink that accompanies both our winter and our summer months. Despite being mostly subjective, there are some wine choices that better fit colder months and others that are clearly…


Commandaria at a glance

It has been called the “King of wines”, “Apostle of wines”, “royal wine” and “mellow nama”. However you decide to call it, Commandaria – the dessert wine – justifies…


Assyrtiko at a glance

It is one of the most exquisite varieties of the Greek vineyard, with unlimited possibilities and rare virtues. Assyrtiko, based in Santorini, is a multi-dynamic…


The gifts of vine on your table

Known since the Paleolithic period, the vine and its fruit have justifiably been characterised as the “king of fruit”. Grape, a much loved food of the Greeks since the ancient times, would never be…


The Women of Wine

Throughout history, wine has been a common thread running through innumerable cultures, religions, and nations. The global wine industry dates to antiquity, and though you probably think that women…


Merlot at a glance

Popular, attractive, easy to drink and with a mild, soft taste, Merlot seems to be now well-established in Cyprus as a food friendly wine, able to accompany many…


Organic Wine

Returning to nature is one of the most popular trends on the world wine map. In recent years, organic wine has become a trend, but also a demand of those who love quality in taste. Organic farming…


When do we harvest the vine?

Τhe most critical moment of the year for vine growers and winemakers is undoubtedly the ripening and harvesting of the vineyards. Harvesting is the last stage of viticulture activity and involves…


Vineyards of the world

Vast and thriving, the vineyards of the New World; America, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, have developed their own, special character. Though Europe is, indeed, the cradle of…


Chardonnay at a glance

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine in the world. Green grapes originally originated in the Burgundy region of France, but are now grown in almost every major…


History of Wine in Europe

Grape nectar is definitely the oldest and most prized beverage in the world. The way in which the techniques of vinification and exploitation of the various varieties evolved, as well as the value…


Nine reasons to love red wine

People of the Mediterranean have a wonderful relationship with wine. The sea breeze, the long summers and the love for a good glass of wine, accompanied by good friends, are all factors that helped…


How do fruit entrer our wine glass?

We taste a glass of Xinisteri wine and it reminds us of citrus fruit with fine notes of white flowers, while a glass of Maratheftiko bears notes of black berries and red forest fruits. However, no…


Commandaria "The Apostle of Wines"

“On this island there is a treasure which only the king of kings deserves to hold”. According to tradition, these were the words of Sultan Selim II, “the Drunkard”, when in 1571 he wanted an…


Indigenous varieties of Cyprus

Cyprus has been one of the primitive cradles of viticulture and wine since antiquity. Vineyards are cultivated throughout Cyprus and in many areas remarkable wines are produced. The geological…


The Secrets of Wine Serving

Wine is a particular drink. It is produced with great craft and effort and this is what makes it so special. For this reason there are some technical rules that should be followed during serving –…


People of the Vine

“The only occupation of the Omodos people was the cultivation of the vineyard and everything revolves around the juice of the vineyard.” Georgios Vassiliades, a proud son of Omodos, with these…


Maratheftiko at a glance

Maratheftiko or Vamvakada is a rare red Cypriot variety that was rediscovered just a few decades ago. It is found in the whole area of Cyprus and mainly in the…


15 Famous Quotes including Wine

Philosophers, scholars, scientists, writers, poets, painters, filmmakers… Throughout the history of wine, which is so tightly linked to the history of humans, there have been numerous times…


The meaning of terroir

If you are into wine you will have heard about terroir and how it affects the taste of wine. Ever since the Benedictine and Cistercian monks studied and defined the concept of terroir in the…