Kechris Retsina and Spanakorizo for the win(e)!

Greek AF summer food and wine matching for tonight’s dinner with a modern and delicious pét-nat (lightly sparkling) Retsina by the master that is @kechris and homemade Spanakorizo (spinach & rice) boosted with the sunny colours of carrots and red peppers and the signature aroma of dill! Have you ever had a Retsina? If yes, … More Kechris Retsina and Spanakorizo for the win(e)!

Konstantina Chryssou of Hatzidakis Winery comments on the 2019 Santorini harvest and looks into the future

Around this time last year, I was packing for my summer holiday on Santorini and I was buzzing with excitement! This year Ferragosto finds me in London battling with summery showers and strong winds under its, mostly, melancholicaly grey sky and reading the Santorini 2019 harvest report as documented by Yiannis Karakasis MW, 2019 Harvest … More Konstantina Chryssou of Hatzidakis Winery comments on the 2019 Santorini harvest and looks into the future

My first YouTube video is live! My Christmas Wines 2017 – Greek Selection

Happy New Year everybody! My first ever YouTube video is live! On this one, I show you the wines I selected for our Christmas table – all from the Greek vineyard with the majority of them being organic and biodynamic! The Greek wineries never cease to amaze me with their dynamic and full of character … More My first YouTube video is live! My Christmas Wines 2017 – Greek Selection

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

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

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