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World’s Strange Wines

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All wines have the potential of one day becoming exceptional. When circumstances coincide conveniently, the course of history can change, and an anonymous wine may suddenly and unexpectedly be found in the front line of branded advertising. It can even result in becoming an example worth emulating, thus creating from the beginning a different story.

The peculiar wines of the world are those that were created randomly, unexpectedly, because nature surpassing her boundaries drifted and deviated from the rules. This exception has a unique quality and peculiarity which can sometimes even be magical.


Peculiar wines are born when imagination is combined with the ingenuity of the human mind. Sometimes the results, aside from being uncanny, can be completely unique and diverse.

Peculiar wines may be the products of science, research, or even the application of technology that man created unnecessarily, due to incongruity or jealousy, or even as a result of arrogance that is attributed to his belief that he may impose his own terms on nature.

Peculiar wines are all those unusual ones, which crammed in their isolation, bear eloquent testimony to their eccentric uniqueness.

Maria Tzitzi with her great narrative quality wrote this book on wines whose history in and of itself, stir up, if nothing else, at least ones curiosity.

Lots of interesting and often unknown information, a great read.

French extracts available

Tzitzi Maria

Maria Tzitzi is an enologist living in Athens and working for Greek and French wine companies. This is her second novel. It was awarded as the second best in the world crime book on wine at the Gourmand Wine books awards 2011.

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