It’s that time of year again – time to loosen the waist bands and sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, yams, pumpkin pie – there are so many flavours happening. Is there a wine that can work with such a diverse spread? The answer – of course there is.
Greece - a country of oceans and mountains. A country of ancient mysteries. A country of incredible beauty. A country beset by economic turmoil. Into this crazy world I went wandering through the mountainous region of the north-west Peloponnese – Achaia (Ah-hi-ya).
In her most recent book, “Wine Grapes”, Jancis Robinson MW describes 1,368 distinct grape varieties. This, however, is not an exhaustive list, as there are over 2,000 varietals in Italy alone. How many different grapes have you enjoyed a glass of? How many different countries’ wines have you tasted?
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about one of my favourite summertime wines – rosé. But there are other delicious wines out there to quench your thirst on a hot summer afternoon.