How you been to Greece, or is it on your list of travel destinations? Join us virtually as we explore this coastal country through its wine and food.
Some like to escape the winter chill and fly to island destinations for the holidays. Others travel by exploring these islands in their wine glass. This December, the Wine Pairing Weekend writers travel to Greece for some holiday island (and mainland) hopping. Will you join us?
It will be choose your own adventure as we travel through the islands of Greece. The Greeks made wine as early as 6,500 years ago, and the practice flourished under the Roman Empire.
Helpful articles for an introduction to the wines of Greece:
Wine Folly - Beginners Guide to Greek Wine
Food & Wine - 7 Greek Varietals to Know
To begin this Greek wine exploration, we will start by asking ourselves three key questions:
- Have you tried Greek wine?
2. Can you find a bottle of Greek wine for purchase?
3. Can you pronounce the varietal of Greek wine you are tasting?
If you answered yes to #2, move on to your food pairing.
The Wine Pairing Weekend writers place an emphasis on not only the enjoyment of wine but the enjoyment of wine with food.
Once you have sourced your Greek wine, we will be asking ourselves these three key questions:
- What will you pair with your Greek wine? Traditional Greek fare or cuisine from elsewhere?
2. How did your food and wine pairing turn out?
3. What other foods would you try with your Greek wine?
After you have completed your Greek food and wine pairing, we will be reflecting on these three questions:
- What is your opinion of Greek Wine after your tasting?
2. Will you buy Greek wine again?
3. What surprised you about these wines?
We will explore all this in more in our riveting Twitter Chat on December 12 at 8am PST.
If you would like to participate in our virtual Spanish wine exploration, please comment below or post in the Facebook event with your blog post title and blog name by end of day, Sunday, November 21, 2021.
Between Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 8am PT/11am ET, publish your post. Include #winepw in the title and add the provided preliminary HTML to link to other participants' posts.
On Saturday, December 11, join the Twitter chat at 8am PT/ 11am ET by using the #winepw hashtag.
Read, comment, and share each other's posts on the wines of Greece.
Add the final HTML to your post that includes to links to everyone's published posts.
Final Question of the Day:
Will you go Greek this December, or will these wines remain Greek to you?
gwendolyn alley says
Great invite. Love the questions! Great way to frame the exploration into the topic. We're excited to pair our wine with a whole fish I bought at the Ventura Harbor as well as Greek soup we're getting from a local restaurant and some other Greek specialties! Thanks for hosting!
Wow that sounds so good! Can't wait to read about that amazing meal. Thanks so much for the kind comment, and so glad you are joining the Greek exploration!