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)!
I have to finally accept it and stop fighting it…winter is just not for me! I am a Mediterranean soul that thrives under the sun and in 30 degrees Celcius heat!
In this video, I am bringing a breeze of Spring and Summer to the amazingly grey London Winter with two fabulous wines from Northern Greece and the South of France! … More Sunny wines in the middle of winter
Do you work in wine? Yes! Where are you from? Greece! What’s you favourite Retsina? If I got a penny for every time someone asks me which my favourite Retsina is and if I drink a lot of Retsina and if we Greeks add pine extract to other alcoholic beverages and if we break … More A lightly sparkling Retsina? Yes, please!
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
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 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
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
Santorini Wines are unique and make my heart beat faster. Literally. It’s the vines themselves – I am completely in love with these basket- shaped grapevines, trained in this spectacular way to protect the fruit from the powerful winds and the fierce heat, grown in the island’s volcanic soils! Assyrtiko is the absolute star of … More Santorini Wine: Gavalas Natural Ferment Assyrtiko
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
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