Verdea is a traditional white multi-variety wine, produced in Zakynthos, an Ionian island in western Greece, which has been in Venetian possession for centuries. Its named Verdea from the Venetian influence, from the Italian word “verde”, meaning “green”, referring to the green color of the almost unripe grapes used to increase the acidity of the […]
Novita in the Zakynthian dialect means “news” and as a name was chosen to reveal the pioneering character that Goustolidi variety has to show.
The Goustolidi that you have most likely heard as Augustolidi comes from the words August + Ornament (jewel), as if to say the ornament (jewel) of Augustus.
Allegro means Happy and Alive. The parallel use of the two languages during the long period of Venetian conquest in Zakynthos (Ionian Islands) had the natural consequence of developing a linguistic mix. Thus, over time, a peculiar dialect was formed, the so-called “DIALETTO CORCIRESE”, with many words of the old Venetian language but mainly with […]