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,…


Holy Cross celebration day, or 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…


Grape Harvest Season in Omodos

We dig it, we prune it, we harvest it, we squeeze its grapes, we drink the wine we sing and cry, visions and ideas mounting our head Nikos Kazantzakis, Askitiki Without viticulture there is no…


“Pour some water in your wine”. Why did ancient Greeks dilute their wine and what does the expression mean?

“Pour some water in your wine”, the Greeks usually say when found in an unpleasant situation where someone has to give in, compromise or forget some misunderstanding that led to a quarrel with…


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…