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For winelovers, Christmas is a time when we look forward to drinking – and even sharing – a special bottle or two. This might be a classic wine with traditional fare or just something different we’ve wanted to try for a while. I asked some wine loving friends what they…
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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
How has it taken me so many years to visit one of the most celebrated by both wine pros and oenophiles wine bar (with a top selection of natural wines) is beyond me! Especially when it’s so close to Redchurch street in Shoreditch – a road you’d usually find me on weekends looking for my … More Sager + Wilde – a.k.a. a must-visit wine bar
I hope you are not a vegetarian reading this post… if you are please look away because this is all very carnivorous! Burgers were never really a thing when I was growing up and for what matters only a few places would be proper burger places 10 years ago. At least in Greece. Mainly, they … More Best burgers I ever had! #nationalburgerday
“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!
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
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
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
You don’t expect things like this to happen when you are a Chemistry student in your hometown. Travelling to other side of the world to join the harvest of one of your most favourite Estates just sound too good to be true! These were my thoughts again, back in 2013, when I met the Head … More Meerlust Harvest 2017: a South African adventure
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