Category: food & wine

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Distinguished sommeliers visit the vineyards of Crete

Aiming to get acquainted with Cretan wines, distinguished sommeliers from London’s famed private club “67 Pall Mall” traveled recently to Crete. At the initiative of the Wines of Crete Network of Wineries and of the Crete Prefecture, they visited wineries in Chania and Heraklion, participated in thematic dinners and thematic wine tastings of local varieties, […]

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Greek top court repeals wine tax

Greece’s top administrative court cancelled a widely contested excise tax on wine introduced by the government in 2016, the Greek Wine Federation (GWF) announced on Tuesday. The tax had been challenged at the Council of State by the Greek Wine Federation, the National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine of Greece (EDOAO), and other wine […]

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The 18 products that have kept Greek exports afloat

A basket of 18 products has kept Greek exports afloat since the outbreak of the financial crisis, posting an increase of 71 percent in turnover abroad from 2009 to 2017, compared to just 25 percent for other exports (fuel excluded). According to a study compiled by National Bank of Greece’s Economic Analysis Department, it is […]

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Six reasons Greek Olive Oil is the ultimate superfood

Greek olive oil is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin K and vitamin E.  It also contains calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Worldwide studies have linked the consumption of olive oil with health benefits, such as a heightened immune system, anti-inflammatory properties and protection against Alzheimer’s. Specifically, Greek extra virgin olive oil, in […]

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