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 Commandaria

Commandaria

Glossary term

Commandaria

One already in the Ancient wines known dark sweet wine from Cyprus , which also ranks today among the best known wines of the island. Already in the 8th Century BC Greek poet, described the Hesiod (753-680 BC), a sweet, sun-dried grapes derived from wine, called "Nama". He writes that the grapes are dried for ten days and nights in the sun, were a further five days lay in the shade and were then fermented into wine in jugs. The English king Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199) captured in 1191 during the Third Crusade, Cyprus. At the wedding to Berengaria (1165-1230), a sweet wine produced by this method are...
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