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Commanderia is a strong sweet dessert wine made in Cyprus. It has probably been produced for over 3,000 years, but the name commanderia dates from more recent times, and comes from the Commandery, a district of Cyprus ruled by the Knights Templars from 1191. Ancient production methods—such as burying amphorae in the ground to age the wine in—still obtain locally, but commercially exported commanderia is made with more up-to-date techniques.

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