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After years of harvesting international grapes, Cretan winemakers are replanting indigenous varieties.

A day of tasting isn’t nearly enough time to get one’s head around the complexities of Cretan wine. Hell, a year might not be sufficient.

Given the stunning range of microclimates, soil types, and indigenous grapes on this Greek isle, you’ll want to take your time.

Georgian winemakers have been around for 8000 vintages. Photo: Inter-Travel.ge

Georgia – the country not the state – now has validation to their world's oldest wine region claim.

Proof was discovered just 30 miles south of Tbilisi. Carbon dating excavated pottery jars containing wine traces linked to 5980BC left the previous oldest, Iran, in the dust by about 1000 years.

“No vintage so far this century has delivered such perfectly balanced Aszú wines.”

Royal Tokaji has released its trilogy of 2013 single vineyard ‘Aszú’ wines with the statement that: “no vintage so far this century has delivered such perfectly balanced Aszú wines.”

Vineyards in frigid parts of the U.S., are making their own ice wine, giving Americans a chance to buy domestically produced bottles. Photo: Patrick Seeger

There are few regions in the world where you can make true "ice wine," a sweet, dessert-style vintage. You need warm summers to grow quality grapes. But the fruit must be picked and pressed when it's well below freezing. So you need frigid winters.

Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan (right) and PhD student Mr Chua Jian Yong (left) successfully turned tofu whey into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi.

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully turned tofu whey, a liquid that is generated from the production of tofu and is often discarded, into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi.