The 73rd edition of the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition gets underway here at Fairplex next week. Hundreds of boxes containing thousands of wines from around the world have arrived and are being dutifully processed and carefully placed in our magnificent wine cellar.
As the competition has grown exponentially over the last 10-15 years, so has the number of entries from countries who haven’t entered wines on a regular basis. Greece is one of those countries.
While wine-making in Greece dates back more than 6,500 years, we hadn’t seen a lot of entries from the Hellenic Republic. However, over the last few years, that has changed. So far, we’ve received 15 Greek wines, up from last year. Maybe it is part of Greek vineyards’ plan to introduce new wines to the American market.
The New York Times just ran a story on New Greek Reds. Take a look.