Since we have been coming to Greece (well over 30 years now), we have seen a change in local wine – from good/acceptable to excellent/exceptional. Greek vineyards, over the last 20 years or so, have begun to produce great wines that can compete with the world’s best. 728 more words
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In this fifth and final part of my historical series, we look back to the world of Champagne at the end of the 1890’s.
The vintages of both 1894 and 1895 were poor, but whilst the former year went universally undeclared, several of the better growers attempted to salvage something from the latter. 760 more words
In the fourth part of this historical series, we look back to the world of Champagne at the start of the 1890’s.
The final decade of the 19th century was known by some as the ‘gay nineties’, a time of peace and prosperity where the notion of care-free enjoyment spread throughout the population. 717 more words