25 Jul 2007
Cyprus slowly joins the ranks of modern wine producers
Cyprus has around 1.5 million British visitors a year but I have rarely heard anyone come back raving about the wines. I suspect there have been problems similar to those in other holiday destinations such as Greece, where restaurants lacked the facilities to store wine correctly and ended up serving wine that had been gently baking in the sun. Very frustrating for the better producers who had taken great care to control temperatures during vinification.
But the Cyprus wine industry, concentrated high up in the Troodos mountain range, has other mountains to climb. According to Caroline Gilby MW, an expert...