Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wines of the Mediterranean...

Long growing seasons, of moderate to warm temperatures and very little rainfall create a unique environment for viticulture along the coastal Mediterranean. Steeped in the roots of the ancient Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, wine is as essential to the Mediterranean diet as bread and oil. If you want to understand wine, you can never remove its connection to its human and natural environment. The final bottle of wine is an integral part of a wider wine universe that permeates whole Mediterranean towns and wine countries, and embellishes their landscape with beautiful vineyards. Poets sing their praises of their breathtaking beauty, like in the final stanza of Josep Maria de Sagarra's poem:

Green vineyards by the sea,
green at first light
soft green toward nightfall...
Always keep us company,
Green vineyards by the sea!

Try a delicious sampling of Mediterranean wines in this month's 6 for $60...not to be missed!

1 comment:

Beth said...

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