Winter wine cravings: Châteauneuf-du-Pape FTW

On cold days like these, my ideal setting includes a snuggly blanket, buckets of herbal tea and planning my wine treat for dinner. As much as I love the turned-white view from my window, I hate the cold. I simply can’t stand it. Snow makes me crave rich, generous and expressive wines with lots of sun-kissed flavours: dried herbs, ripe red fruits and used leather along with grilled meaty notes to satisfy my warmth-seeking expedition!
Châteauneuf-du-Pape FTW! … More Winter wine cravings: Châteauneuf-du-Pape FTW

My 3 favourite Champagne Quotes

“He who does not risk, does not drink champagne.“  Russian proverb “In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.” Napoleon  “I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not” Coco Chanel What’s your favourite Champagne quote? Let me know in the comments below!

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! 30°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  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.  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 Cesare 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