Turkey has an ancient winemaking history stretching back millennia, well before the classic civilizations of Greece and Rome helped to cement the popularity of wine as a cultural cornerstone.
But it’s only recently that Turkey’s wine industry has grown sufficiently to become recognized internationally.
Like Italy, Turkey benefits from a vast number of indigenous grape varieties, although many of the varieties are unknown to wine lovers beyond Turkey’s borders. Varieties such as Kalecik Karası and Narince, occasionally blended with international varieties, appear on many labels and really showcase the diversity on offer.
Turkish wine is even picking up awards, and rightly so – the many regions and sub-regions are developing individual identities, with Thrace, the Aegean Coast and Cappadocia producing the highest quality wines.
Curiously, although Turkey is one of the world’s biggest grape producers, only a tiny percentage is used for winemaking, the majority being grown for table grapes.
For three generations, DOLUCA has been a part of the Turkish winemaking industry, reflecting its traditional and innovative character in its service and product quality.
Efes, Turkish beer that produced with Turkey's unique barley and hops production. Efes chooses its own designated producers who solely produce for Anadolu Efes with the highest standards.
Barley is the most commonly used grain and one of the most important ingredients in brewing, giving beer its flavor, aroma and color. The use of high quality two-row barley is essential to producing premium Turkish beer.
Beer is a very popular alcoholic beverage in Turkey. Commonly, lager type beers are popular. Best Turkish Beer brand is Efes. This Efes Pilsen owes its unique flavour to the rice which is added to the other ingredients during the brewing process. Efes Turkish beer has a clear honey colour with sparkly bubbles, light and sweet tasted. It might be a good refresher in a hot summer day after a long touring day. Efes beer holds about 80% of the domestic market in Turkey where it is made and it is currently shipped to 40 plus counties around the globe. Efes beer is produced using bottom-fermentation technique using the ingredients water, malted barley, rice, sugar, hops, CO2 and yeast.