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Cavino Nemea Reserve

Cavino Nomea Reserve Agiorgitiko
Snacksterbation Rating

Category: Red Wine
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sugar Content: 3 g/L
Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Food Pairing: Duck, Beef, Lamb, Veal, Venison
Gold Medal winner at Mundus Vini 2016.

This past summer, Snacksterbation was thrilled to be swilling around the Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach, Toronto. While red wine may not be the first choice on a hot n’ humid summer day, we couldn’t help but notice this wine from Greece. When was the last time you had wine from Greece or noticed a Greek section at the local LC? Thought so.

It makes perfect sense to envision gods and goddesses lounging around on satin sheets, indulging in excess amounts of food and wine (and each other) while being fed grapes from sculpted half-nekked servants. Most relevant is Dionysus, the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth. Wine played an important role in Greek culture, and the cult of Dionysus was the main religious focus for its unrestrained consumption.

This easy to drink red wine is filled with aromas of cherries, plum, black pepper and chocolate. With dry and low acidity, Cavino Nemea Reserve makes a great dinner wine and doesn’t have a high sugar count. It also pairs well with medium ripen or smoked cheeses. A sure winner at it’s price, it can easily be enjoyed by all. Be sure to bring a few bottles to your next toga party!

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