Wines of Cyprus
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Wines of Cyprus a study by Giovanni Mariti

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Published by Nicolas Books in Athens .
Written in English



  • Cyprus.


  • Wine and wine making -- Cyprus.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Giovanni Mariti ; translated by Gwyn Morris.
LC ClassificationsTP559.C93 M37 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. :
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2771505M
ISBN 100950816027
LC Control Number86132106

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Cyprus Wines is an online guide featuring selected wine shops, wine importers, wine producers, wine cellars and wineries in Cyprus. Cyprus belongs to the old world of wine producing countries starting as early as BC and ranks 37th in the world, this makes wines of Cyprus popular among wine lovers with many local award winning wines and some of them being among the oldest wines in the world . The Sémillon vineyards are found in the lower parts of Paphos. In Cyprus, this grape type is blended with the Xynisteri variety to create medium-dry or dry wines. The alcohol level in Sémillon is between 12% and 14%. In Cyprus, the grape produces wines that have medium acidity and also come in yellow peach, papaya, and mango aromas. According to tradition, the Cypriots are the eldest wine producers in the world. Until lately, clues showed that the production of wine in Cyprus began around B.C. Recently though, Italian archaeologists studied the number of containers which were found in by the Cypriot Archaeologist Porfirios Dikeos in Erimi. This proved that the containers which were years.   In Cyprus and here in the diaspora of Great Britain – Commandaria is the choice of wine to be blessed for communion. Simply known in the community as ‘Church wine’ this Cypriot wine is as, if not more ancient that the Orthodox religion and did lack the acknowledgement it deserves, thankfully the course of history is changing, and many.

  The annual Cyprus wine tasting event in London was an opportunity to discover many excellent wines being made by producers finding new legs out of old varietals. It seems that Cyprus is an exciting country for winemaking these days largely because the younger generation are in it to make a living and have also travelled the world, picking up. Vines and wines of Cyprus: years of tradition: ISBN () Hardcover, Vine Products Commission, Founded in , has become a leading book price comparison site.   The wine industry in Cyprus is still evolving, which means the writing is on the wall for some of these producers, as the flight towards quality continues. But there are still challenges: the dull variety Mavro still accounts for almost 50% of the grapes grown. Cyprus also lays claim to the world’s oldest named wine still in continuous production in its lusciously sticky Commandaria. Enjoyable as Commandaria can be, such fortified wines are falling out of fashion and it’s the new generation of dry table wines that are increasing gaining the limelight.