Greek Wine

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Greek wine can be traced back to the days when Hip­pocrates used it for medic­i­nal pur­poses, but now the Greek main­land and is­lands like Crete and San­torini are gain­ing a for­mi­da­ble rep­u­ta­tion for award-win­ning wines. For­get those rough, tongue-strip­ping bot­tles of retsina you tried on Greek hol­i­days with your par­ents – there is a lot of ex­cel­lent wine emerg­ing from the coun­try and some of it is al­ready reach­ing the su­per­mar­ket shelves. Look out for wines made with the red grape xi­no­mavro – M&S sells a rich and smooth steak-friendly one pro­duced by the dy­namic young wine­maker Apos­to­los Thymiopou­los.

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