Stomping Grapes in Greece
Yesterday I watched a neat program, one of Samantha Brown's travel shows, this time about the Greek Isles.
She got to stomp some grapes, I think in Crete, or maybe it was Santorini? She is a delightfully unpretentious traveller, always on the lookout for a lighthearted adventure. I love her programs!
As a novice to wines, I admit my lack of experience. But I saw something that set me to thinking. The vat she was in held primarily red grapes, but they came along and poured in some white grapes as well. So this one was to be a blend, obviously. How can one learn what grape is used to make a particular European wine blend if it is one of those regions that goes by terroir rather than our American method of naming by variety? And, what about these wines that are not just grapes, but have other fruits added. I bought one in central Texas recently that was a blend of grape and wildflower elixir!!! Very different taste!