UK Sommelier of the Year 2016: Terry Kandylis

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

Petite Fleur – a delicate Sideritis rosé by Parparousis 

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 

A blend of two vintages – NOHMA by Palivou Estate

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

“Volcanic Bubbles” – Santo Brut

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