From the first wine drinkers making merry across the mosaic floors of the House of Dionysus in Paphos, to the Greek and Roman symposia, the Commandaria of the Franks, the famous wines that comforted (even cured) travellers passing through the island on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the muleteers selling wine in goat skins in the 19th century, and even the proliferation of new wineries in the last couple of decades, the wines of Cyprus have certainly built up a fascinating history. It is this story that The Book of Cyprus Wine sets out to tell. At the same time, it proposes a voyage down the wine routes and into the Cypriot vineyard of today, presenting the 19 of the island’s wineries, and providing ratings for about 90 wines by Master of wine Angela Muir. With contributions by the classification of Cypriot wines, initiate into the secrets of vineyard cookery, and chart the identity of Cypriot wines. All the articles are illustrated with colour photographs, and a map showing the location of each winery is also included.