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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Mavro at a glance

Mavro (=Black) is one of the oldest and most dominant grape varieties of the Cypriot land. It is found in all vine-friendly areas of Cyprus, in both fertile and…


All about wine glasses

Whether sweet or dry, white or red, robust or light, wine requires very specific serving procedures in order to reach its full flavour potential. In addition to proper serving temperatures, each…


A brief history of Cyprus wine

“Euoinos” Cyprus From Hesiod to Homer and from Shakespeare to Richard the Lionheart, references to the “Cypriot Nama” vary and testify that Cyprus has been “euoinos” [εὖ (eû, “well”) + οῖνος,…


Wine Glossary

How many times have you heard about the “nose” of a wine or its tannins and aftertaste? How about friends who taste a wine and talk about acidity, depth and maturation? If all this sounds strange to…


Xynisteri at a glance

Xynisteri is one of the most characteristic indigenous varieties of Cyprus and the most cultivated. It is a white, versatile variety that can be combined with other…