Greek wines continue on their rise toward German and international recognition
Frasdorf, February 2014 - The "Greek wine award", which makes Greek wine with its autochthonous varietals more readily accessible to German winelovers, in its fourth occurrence has again revealed the incredible variety of wines from Hellas.
Greek wine export to Germany is in a difficult phase. Nevertheless, following intensive discussions with the winemakers locally and at visits to local trade fairs, WINE System AG was able to initiate the Greek wine award for its fourth year. Thanks also go to the wine importers that support the competition and keep their winemakers informed about the importance of the competition.
The winemakers have realized how necessary it is to demonstrate perseverance; they appreciate the professional PAR tasting, and many have repeatedly participated with their wines. No easy task at a time in which the Greek economy and financial strength have not yet recovered from the downslide.
This year's results also reflect the diverse characteristics of the wines according to growing region. From the cold north to sunny Crete - "cool climate - hot climate"- is the experts' catchphrase, since especially the climate has an enormous impact on the wine.
The results are impressive: 2x Grand Gold - 17 Gold - 25 Silver.