The Greek Wine Renaissance
by Jim Budd
Sep 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The Greek wine industry has changed out of all recognition over the past 20 years. The catalyst for change came in 1981 when Greece joined the European Union, bringing in EU funds to make the necessary investments. The Greek wine renaissance was timely, as wine consumption was falling in Greece--as in many other European wine producing countries--during the latter quarter of the 20th Century. In 1980 Greeks were drinking 44.87 liters per year per capita, while by 1997 it was down to 30.05 liters...
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