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 am incredibly excited about this post! 2016 will be the second year that the London Greek Wine Festival is taking place in the UK under the leadership and guidance of Theodore Kyriakou, co-owner and founder of The Greek Larder. Last year, the Greek wine producers and the festival’s guest were lucky enough to be greeted … More London Greek Wine Festival 8th-9th October 2016
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
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!
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
What I love more about wine, are the wine lovers. Those who appreciate the arrival of a new wine but always have this one, their special one, to which they remain loyal and have lots of stories to share. My point is that you do not have to care about the annual rainfall of the … More Long live the non-Winegeeks!
I am mad for Riesling, pretty much as most of the wine aficionados I encounter in tastings. Everyone has an opening line, hidden in their sleeve, that starts with: “Oh, I am so enthusiastic about Riesling these days……blah blah blah”. I do not believe that there is a single person in the wine industry that … More Riesling Madness