Wine: The story of Greek viniculture

It has a modest reputation outside its own borders, but Greek wine is an interesting beast due to the country’s singular geography

Close to Athens, Pomerol-type wines from the local agioritiko grape are made in Nemea Picture: Getty

Every great city, like every great wine region, has a route its citizens select for first-time visitors. In Dublin, despite the Port Tunnel, many dignitaries will be whisked from the airport south along the M50, down along the Liffey, past the Phoenix Park main entrance, along the the Liffey embankments, over O'Connell Bridge, and then around by Trinity College and up to Government Buildings.

In that 30-minute dash, the dignitary will have seen our thousand-year-old castles, our bay, our mountains, our functional infrastructure, colonial communication, and the way we have ...