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Flashcards in Eastern Mediterranean Deck (13):
1

Retsina is a Greek wine flavored with

pine resin

2

Pine resin was used by the ancient Greeks to

prevent oxidation and as a preservative.

3

What are the three red grapes used in Greece?

Xinomavro, agiorgitko, mavrodaphne

4

What are the five white grapes used in Greece?

assyrtiko, athiri, moscofilero, roditis, muscat

5

What is the top level catagory of Greek quality wine?

OPE

6

What level of Greek quality wine has all sweet whites only?

OPE

7

What color seal is on OPE wines?

blue

8

OPAP wines are stylistically

dry or unfortified

9

What color seal is on OPAP bottles?

red

10

What are the two levels of Greek wines that are comparable to the EU's PDO level?

OPE and OPAP

11

Xinomavro in produced in what Greek region?

Macedonia

12

What grape thrives on Santorini?

Assyrtiko

13

The largest red wine appellation (agiorgitiko) in Greece is

Nemea OPAP in the Peloponnese