Last night at Mandarin Oriental, Terry Kandylis, head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall and Best Greek Sommelier 2015, made a magnificent achievement: he was the winner of the Moët UK Sommelier of the year 2016 competition! This is a very challenging competition including a Service, a Questions and finally a Blind Tasting exam! Congratulations on … More UK Sommelier of the Year 2016: Terry Kandylis
I am always intrigued to try wines from grape varieties I haven’t heard of before. When I visited Bientôt, a wine shop and creative space in my home city Thessaloniki, the ever knowledgeable Maria Samou, suggested Petite Fleur to me. At first glance, the bottle looks very pretty and the colour is an elegant, salmon … More Petite Fleur – a delicate Sideritis rosé by Parparousis
Fancy an aromatic bubbly this summer? Would you rather try an indigenous variety and taste a different kind of wine from the Peloponnese, a land full of ancient myths and beautiful landscapes? I first tried Amalia Brut by Tselepos Wines this past Christmas and has become a dinner-table favourite since then. This delicious sparkler is made of … More Amalia Brut by Tselepos Wines
If Summer weather is not coming your way, pan-fry a few mullets and enjoy their crisp crust with a chilled glass of Moschofilero in hand! #Summerfeeling … More Moschofilero-Mantinia by Tselepos & Pan-Fried Mullets
If you’re in London, you should follow the Greek wine trail that leads to Peckham Bazaar in South London, the child of Donald Edwards, ex-sommelier, and chef John Gionleka. Fay Maschler, in last year’s November review of Peckham Bazaar in the Evening Standard wrote: “Peckham Bazaar has been described as serving the best Greek food … More Xinomavro in London: It needs a hero!
My birthday this year could be described as an extravaganza of different feelings. There’s definitely a difference between “growing up and growing old” and the wine we cracked open on my birthday fully embraced this saying. Extremely happy to have my parents visiting me, I decided that we should toast with something special indeed and I … More A blend of two vintages – NOHMA by Palivou Estate
Is Santorini the strongest brand name in Greece? I believe that the answer is Yes. Santorini is the diva, the Marilyn Monroe of Greek wines, with production volumes struggling to please the ongoing rising demand. Prices are increasing and Santorini wines, mainly dry, still Assyrtiko, are establishing Greek Wines in the winelover’s conscience. By the … More “Volcanic Bubbles” – Santo Brut
A few days back, I asked my mother to take a photo of a very beloved recipe I like to make, when I’m feeling homesick. This dish is not what you call a signature Greek dish but for some reason, the aromas of smoked salmon paired with onions and mustard take me back to my … More Rosé KANENAS by Tsantali & Pappardelle with Smoked Salmon
You should try them! Super easy and delicious!
Time flies 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 … More What I have been doing all this time