‘L’incontournable’ of Cyprus Wines
Stars are never dormant, otherwise we would never know of them.
Such is Commandaria wine, the classic style of fortified wine from Cyprus, perceived as a dormant gem yet with a reputation anchored in history, whose quality remains defiant to all modern still wines made on the island.
The Golden standard set by Commandaria, as judged annually in competitions, is today not only a standard in wine making but also one of wine appreciation, a unique taste that has resisted yesterday’s rush for homogenization and market standardization by maintaining the innate qualities that are borne out from the sun, the vineyards and a wine making process that is authentically Cypriot. Continue reading
Can you picture a Journey of 5000 years of Winemaking tradition?
It’s only too often that an industry employs itself to modernize itself and sometimes at the expense of valuing its heritage and enhancing the past.
The efforts of consolidated work with international varieties has been accomplished and if we’re to judge by the outstanding results from the 7th Annual awards, vinification of traditional indigenous varieties as Maratheftiko (for red and rosé wines) and the white grape Xynisteri have experimented a renewed interest for a promising future. Continue reading
In it’s 7th year edition, the Cyprus Wine Competition held during April 25-27, has consolidated itself as the launch pad for quality wines in Cyprus.
At the award ceremony last night, while addressing invited authorities, winemakers, international judges and distinguished guests, Mr. Ionnides, deputy director of the Cyprus Wine Products Council, highlighted the importance of the competition as a lauch pad for Cyprus Wines but also as a demonstration of strict quality from the guiding rules of blind tastings as specified by the cannons of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, OIV. Continue reading