Wine in a Box

In the wine industry where tradition matters almost as much as the product itself, seeing wine in a box can be jarring. However, economic and environmental concerns have led to the development of new packaging options. It’s not surprising—glass bottles aren’t very easy to recycle, their weight makes them expensive to transport, and producing them…

Wine in Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece is one of the oldest and most important wine-producing civilizations, with evidence of production dating back 6,500 years. The climate, terroir and native vine stocks of the Greek islands enabled the production of a wide variety of superior quality wine. Not only did the Greeks export wine throughout Europe, but they also established…

The Role of Oak in Winemaking

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Do you want to know more about oak and winemaking? Here are the answers to some common questions… Why is oak the preferred wood for making wine barrels in which wine is aged? Oak is preferred because it is easily bent, strong enough to withstand wear and tear, slightly porous (which is desirable for aging wines…