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ZAMBARTAS & VLASSIDES WINERIES | Limassol wine Villages, Cyprus - June 27th, 2015
posted on 21/08/2015
Exploration of the vineyards and the wines of Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean with the strategic location between Europe, Middle East and Africa! We taste the Cypriot varieties Xinisteri, Maratheftiko and Giannoudi, wines from international varieties as well as the legendary dessert Commandaria!
VRINIOTI WINERY | Gialtra Evia - June 21st, 2015
posted on 15/07/2015
Our first wine trip this summer is at Vrinioti Winery at Gialtra, Northern Evia! Apart from the magnificent view to the Evian Gulf, the mesoclimate is also ideal for producing exceptional wines. We are tasting the much talked-of Assyrtiko Sur Lie, white and red ΙΑΜΑ in three vintages and more together with their maker Kostas Vriniotis. A local red grape of Northern Evia –Vradiano- is starring all the way!
MARKOU WINES | Paiania, Attiki - March 29th, 2015
posted on 21/04/2015
Markou family with a history of 150 years in winemaking, is now run by two exceptional young professionals, Vassilis and Nikos Markou. We visited them in Paiania and tried their own extraordinary wine creations as well as those of the previous generation, with Markou Selections Fume 1998 being a highlight, a Savatiano triumphantly approaching two decades! Dry-farmed old vines, concentration, elegance and history... what else would a wine lover desire?
MUSES ESTATE | Boeotia - January 10th, 2015
posted on 29/01/2015
A new wine exploration and visit to the much talked-of Muses Estate in Askri village in Boeotia, just half an hour from Athens! Follow us to the snowy valley of the nine Muses at the foot of Mount Helicon at an altitude of 500-550 meters, and to the family winery while we taste Savatiano, Mouhtaro and blends of Greek and international varieties!
WEINGUT ROBERT WEIL | Rheingau, Germany - October 5th, 2014
posted on 08/12/2014
The last episode of our trip to Rheingau follows us at the historical Weingut Robert Weil, running for almost one century and a half. We are tasting top-quality Rieslings with views to the historic mansion and the imposing Gräfenberg and Turmberg vineyards at the base of Scharfenstein Castle's tower, with the Gothic church of St. Valentine on the background!
SCHLOSS VOLLRADS | Rheingau, Germany - October 5th, 2014
posted on 18/11/2014
Following the wine roads of Rheingau in Germany, or else 'the Kingdom of Riesling', the most spectacular white grape in the world -according to many wine enthusiasts! We visit the historic Schloss Vollrads and taste single-vineyard ‘Schlossberg’ wine in various vintages as well as exceptional wines in all styles: Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese and Ice Wines...!
GENTILINI WINERY, Kefalonia - August 16th, 2014
posted on 21/09/2014
Today I will tell you about Gentilini Winery and Vineyards at Minies, Kefalonia. Gentilini is a boutique winery entirely committed to producing high quality wines. Gentilini means product quality, openness, expertise, cooperativeness, evolution! Of course all these properties reflect the personalities of the owners and getting to know restless Petros Markantonatos better, I conclude nothing in life is coincidence after all!
posted on 26/08/2014
My good fortune sent me -for second summer in a row- to Lesvos, the charming island that offers its famous products to the world; products consubstantial to the conscience of an average Greek to the island itself: sardines, olive oil and -of course- ouzo. I have the pleasure and honor therefore to dedicate today's post to ouzo from Lesvos -the most famous of all Greek ouzos- and the presentation of two major ouzo producers of the island: 'Ouzo of Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis' and 'Ouzo Barbayanni’!
DOMAINE VASSILIOU, Koropi - July 5th, 2014
posted on 01/08/2014
Attiki prefecture is the largest area under vines in Greece, an area that offers unique wine tourism opportunities. We chose one of the oldest and most notable producers of Attiki, Domaine Vassiliou in Koropi and visited them a Saturday morning of July to better know their work with local grape variety Savatiano starring!
LEFKAS EARTH - April 18th, 2014
posted on 19/05/2014
Another Easter holiday in one of the most beautiful islands in the world... Lefkada! Lucky us! This is a good opportunity to visit the -perhaps- most active winery of the island called 'Lefkas Earth' and try out wines from the local grape varieties Vardea and Vertzami!
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