Agiorgitiko, Greek Grape Name and Pronunciation Project

Last week, when we saw Thomas Caestecker’s article in the Chicago Examiner, “Red wines cultivate value in ‘white wine’ regions,” it occurred to us that we still hadn’t post our video on how to pronounce Agiorgitiko, the grape used in Boutari’s Nemea, a wine featured by Thomas in his article.

Here’s the video:

And here’s what Thomas had to say about the wine:

Boutari Nemea 2008: This producer has gone to great lengths to promote its Moschofilero – even putting a phonetic pronunciation for the white varietal on the Web. But the red Nemea, made with the St. George grape (keeping it simply Anglo here), is an approachable and versatile red wine. Round and medium-bodied, with an aroma of red fruit and a palate of red currant, cocoa and a nice finish, it’s great with Asian beef dishes.

Thanks for the shout out, Thomas! 🙂

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3 Comments on “Agiorgitiko, Greek Grape Name and Pronunciation Project”


  1. […] that the English translation can be rendered differently — xinomavro can read “xynomavro” and agiorgitiko can read “aghiorghitiko” on certain […]


  2. […] perhaps it seems a little harder to pronounce xinomavro [ksee-NOH-mah-vroh] or agiorgitiko [ah-yohr-YEE-tee-koh] than to say sangiovese or tempranillo or nebbiolo — but when you really […]


  3. […] perhaps it seems a little harder to pronounce xinomavro [ksee-NOH-mah-vroh] or agiorgitiko [ah-yohr-YEE-tee-koh] than to say sangiovese or tempranillo or nebbiolo — but when you really […]


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