Nov 27, 2020
In this episode I hosted two of the leading experts on the wines of the East Mediterranean. Demetri Walters MW and Adam Montefiore.
We hear about the ancient wine routes and the fame those wines achived in the ancient world.
Fast forward to the more recent history of the last 400 years and the Ottoman rule and how it affected the region.
The 60’s and 70’s with East European tankers filling up on cheap wine in the port of Limasol, the association of Israeli wine with Kosher, sweet red wine, the cycle of the wine calendar in the Arab world and much more!
Native/indigenous grapes. Wine styles. Opportunity for marketing and educating the world of wine on the beauty of these wines took of course, centre stage.