Otto’s Athens Vermouth: The urban Mediterranean aperitif is back

London was boiling last week. It was wonderfully hot (as it should be during the Summer months) but, in all honesty, it was a bit much! 30Β°C is not the average temperature around here, so we were caught a bit off-guard! However, I wouldn’t change a thing! I love London, and when it’s hot like … More Otto’s Athens Vermouth: The urban Mediterranean aperitif is back

The summer flirt for your taste buds: Manzanilla Pasada, Pastrana Single vineyard, Hidalgo La Gitana

This beautiful Manzanilla Pasada from Hidalgo La Gitana made from 100% Palomino grapes, grown in the singe vineyard of Pastrana Β in the Jerez Superior district is bursting with aromas and flavours of bruised apple, dough, yeast and this distinctive salty breeze, a sea iodine note. Β Its finish was such an uplifting and refreshing one with notes of dried chamomile (fun fact: Manzanilla in Spanish means literally “chamomile”) and grilled almonds followed by an elegant touch of salinity! … More The summer flirt for your taste buds: Manzanilla Pasada, Pastrana Single vineyard, Hidalgo La Gitana

Greek successes at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – The Platinums & the Golds

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 were announced last week and I was thrilled to see so many Greek wines receiving the Decanter prestigious awards! It shows, once again, that Greek wine has made such a marvellous progress over the last 20 years and you are really missing out if you haven’t already tried some … More Greek successes at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – The Platinums & the Golds

Vermouth di Torino by Pio Cesare: a secret family recipe

I’ve always liked a good Vermouth. Either straight up or in a refreshing martini 🍸, a delicious Vermouth would always float my boat 🚣🏻 (I love this expression!). So when Mr. Pio, of Pio CesareΒ wines, announced that they are going to revive his great grandfather’s secret family recipe, I was stunned because I knew it … More Vermouth di Torino by Pio Cesare: a secret family recipe

Weingut Roterfaden, an exciting arrival from Germany!

Dreams need to be big. Otherwise, they’re just thoughts, aspirationsΒ or plans. When I first started studying wine, I thought that I would be making it, too, in the not tooΒ distant future.Β London’s plethora of fascinating wines and fast-paced lifestyle took over and my winemaking path is still under construction. Hence, I was so incredibly happy and … More Weingut Roterfaden, an exciting arrival from Germany!

Assyrtiko de Louros 2012 – a unicorn wine from Santorini

Assyrtiko de Louros is made from more than 100-year old ungrafted, organically grown vines in the volcanic soils of Santorini. Haridimos Hatzidakis, a leading producer of the island, keeps pushing the Assyrtiko potential further and Louros is simply staggering. Deep gold in colour, with seductive oriental spices, dried apricot and peach notes and appetising flavours … More Assyrtiko de Louros 2012 – a unicorn wine from Santorini

Melina, an orange Roditis from Ktima Ligas in Pella

Jason of Ktima Ligas identified the potential of this rather underestimated indigenous Greek variety, a grape mainly used for entry level quality Retsina and unlocked its stunning, herbal and spicy profile! Barrel fermented, an orange wine with fantastic freshness and attractive herbal character and with Mediterranean countryside dried herb notes. … More Melina, an orange Roditis from Ktima Ligas in Pella

The stunning Louis Roederer Cristal 2009Β 

Cristal 2009 is an absolutely stunning Champagne made from the family’s selected vineyards of older vines in mainly grand Cru designated property. A truly gastronomic wine with a beautiful golden colour and elegant notes of citrus zest, juicy exotic fruit and a pronounced minerality. Very energetic and expressive with a unique power and personality. … More The stunning Louis Roederer Cristal 2009Β