This is what my dear grandmother used to tell me when we were chatting in the garden holding a glass of wine. She used to say:
Time goes by so quickly as a leaking faucet
And that’s exactly what happened to me… I started my new job last October and then my WSET Level 3 course and the days went by with lots of studying, walks, laughter or moody Sundays.
Basically I was studying on planes, occasionally with the company of a random Barbie doll
When in Greece, I tasted the most delicious Moschofilero ever
Nikolas Repanis is producing in Peloponnese this marvellous wine at 11.5% alc with white blossom and fresh lemons. Refreshing mine reality and a long finish complete my idea of the Golden Angel
Another wine I had in Greece was the The tear of the Pine, a Retsina
Oh, don’t give me this “Ewww”face, don’t be judgemental! Have you tried Retsina lately? Well if you actually did and you didn’t like it, you haven’t tried this one. Made from 100% Assyrtiko and is fermented in oak barrels and stays in contact with its lees for a short time. Although Retsina is most commonly made from Savvatiano or Roditis, Kechris chose to use the noble Assyrtiko grape, in order to achieve the delicacy of the new Retsina style. I’ve heard many English colleagues saying how much they enjoyed Retsina during their holidays in Greece but when they had it in the English country they were disappointed. It’s because I myself can’t find a decent Retsina in the UK! I will come back to Retsina in the next post.
When back to London, I had Japanese wine for the first time and I was thrilled! Even though that the Japanese started drinking wine only in the 90’s because of multiple papers on the benefits of red wine for the heart, they have started producing great white wine.
That’s the Soryu Koshu 2010; green apples, blossom and juicy citrus on the palate.
That will be all for now!
Next post will be on Xinomavro; have you ever tried it? Any favourites? Looking forward to your thoughts.