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The white wine grapes of Greece â?? with names like moschofilero, roditis and assyrtiko â?? sound a bit scary, like alien beings. But I think of them as the constituents of a parallel universe in which crowds of people embrace these wonderfully refreshing, intriguing whites, rather than default to generic summer white wines like pinot grigio. I imagine this for the assyrtiko, especially.

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The wine industry has no problem with that sort of unconscious drinking. It feeds sales and increases profits. Hence it promotes the notion of â??starter wines,â?? mediocre bottles that help ease newcomers past the shock of transition until they are ready to try the better stuff. Nonsense. The idea is merely a rationalization for selling millions of bottles of mass-market junk wines.

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End of rant. The good news is, the parallel universe of provocative Greek wines, made primarily from this trio of little-known grapes, is very much an available reality, offering a wonderful trove of wines that can be stimulating, even riveting, and rarely boring.

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MONTPELLIER, France -- South Africa, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand export their wines all over the world, a feat that was unthinkable here a few decades ago. Fatalists claim it won't be long until there will be more produced in China than in Europe. To some observers, these prognostications illustrate the wide-ranging adaptive capacity of the wine grape, Vitis vinifera.

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To others, particularly those whose reputations and businesses are at stake, changes to worldwide wine production patterns are unthinkable. Add incursions of grape growing into wilderness habitats of endangered species, and green groups get upset.

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Home of the vineyards of Chateau d’Yquem in Bordeaux, one of the world’s most famous wines. Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.

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I admit, I had stopped being a fan of Robert Mondavi wines since the woeful takeover of the family's winery and vineyards in 2004 by the giant holding company, Constellation. The story of that dark day in Napa Valley doesn't need repeating here. That ...
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Most of us separate our trash into at least three separate receptacles; some of us compost; we don’t let the water run while brushing our teeth; and more of us are printing on both sides of our paper today. We are consciously protecting the environment in any number of ways.

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So too our community’s wineries and grape growers — and a good number of them are involved in a program called Napa Green, developed and supported by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV). It is a voluntary, rigorous program with independent third-party reviews and the need for periodic renewals, but that is not stopping our wine industry community.

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The program is comprised of two separate certifications: Napa Green Certified Land and Napa Green Certified Winery. Incredibly, each program is tailored specifically to the individual vineyard or winery.

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Wine time: 2 Chilean wines make excellent summer sippers
Pensacola News Journal
What has turned Chilean wines around? They already had terrific growing conditions with weather influenced by the Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean. What they lacked was an influx of cash to develop better winemaking practices and equipment.



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