EASTERN EU­ROPE IS THE NEW WESTERN EU­ROPE

Gourmet (South Africa) - - HOW TO DRINK -

Many of the world’s emerg­ing wine re­gions have ac­tu­ally been fer­ment­ing grapes for thou­sands of years. Most re­spectable stores now have a small sec­tion de­voted to these coun­tries’ wines – and since they’re not yet fa­mous here, you can af­ford them even if you can’t pro­nounce them.

CROA­TIA IS THE NEW ITALY

It’s not just that the craggy coast­line looks like Italy. Croa­tia’s whites are also per­fectly light, Ital­ian-style food wines. Try the Pošip grape.

GE­OR­GIA IS THE NEW SPAIN

A decade ago, Spain was where you looked for new val­ues. Ge­or­gia has been mak­ing wine longer than Spain has – and yet its or­ange Rkat­siteli wines are still some­how af­ford­able.

GREECE IS THE NEW...GREECE The Greeks are O.G.S of both Western civ­i­liza­tion and wine, which as far as we’re con­cerned are one and the same. Their Assyr­tiko grape re­mains a bar­gain. For now.

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