Does wine smell more than just…wine? How do I taste wine properly? What are the key steps to tasting wine like a pro? There are all questions I frequently receive from both my friends and guests at tastings and masterclasses. If you are passionate about wine and enjoy playing games with your friends using your … More New Video: How to taste wine like a pro
Last Friday’s night celebrations included this marvellous vintage 2006 Champagne, courtesy of Monsieur @terrykandylis , Head Sommelier aT 67 Pall Mall! May your weekend unravel as rich and creamy as this stunning Dom Perignon that didn’t hold back in both generosity and elegance. Lemon zest blended with a dazzling cloud of smoke coming out of a Hollywood film noir. … More Dom Perignon 2006 – what a beauty!
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
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
Cristal 2009 is an absolutely stunning Champagne made from the family’s selected vineyards of older vines in mainly grand Cru designated property. A truly gastronomic wine with a beautiful golden colour and elegant notes of citrus zest, juicy exotic fruit and a pronounced minerality. Very energetic and expressive with a unique power and personality. … More The stunning Louis Roederer Cristal 2009
My pre-birthday celebrations 🍰 included the delicious Villa Marcello Prosecco 2015 (these bubbles though!) and the outstanding Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011. Quite possibly, this is my favourite wine I’ve tried this year! So generous and plethoric. The nose is reminiscent of dried flowers, figs and prunes with notable hints of tobacco, … More My all Italian pre-birthday celebrations