A Taste of Greece – a fabulous Greek wine tasting in London

It is difficult to withhold my excitement when a Greek Wine tasting takes place in London. In the city, where all the wine countries compete head to head for premium representation and distribution.

So when Terry Kandylis, Head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall, informed me that the Greek Embassy was involved in the organisation of a wine tasting called “A Taste of Greece” at Vintners’ Hall, the home of the wine professionals, I simply couldn’t miss it. On the 20th of April it opened widely its doors  to the wine trade and press and the room was filled with indigenous Greek varieties, fresh and dynamic wines and equally importantly with the people who single-handedly created the Greek wine market in the UK and those who assist developing and expanding the Greek wine selection in the capital.

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The tasting was in full swing until late
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The Hallgarten & Novum Wines stand is always busy!
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VriniotisTselepos and Kir Yianni wines
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The one and only Mary Pateras from Eclectic WinesAssyrtiko de Louros was a revelation!
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Pure Nectar from Samos
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Winemaker Stamatis Mylonas  from Mylonas Wines imported by Maltby & Greek
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Winemaker Panagiois Papayiannopoulos from Tetramythos Wines
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Lovely range and the Retsina is really good, ideal for the warmer months!
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Domaine Karanika, one of the leading sparkling wine estates!
Sigalas wines in London
Domaine Sigalas, a benchmark for Santorini wine
Alpha Estate in London
Alpha Estate is placing Greece in the fine wine world
Daniel from Theatre of Wine
Daniel Illsley, founder of Theatre of Wine
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Domaine Oikonomou from Sitia, Crete- treat yourself to a wine experience
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Steve Daniel, THE man who started the Greek wine market in the UK!!
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New discovery from Hallgarten & Novum: Idaia Winery

It’s been a fantastic afternoon for me!

If you fancy getting your hands on one of these amazing wines, check out my Greek Wine in the UK page, wine-searcher.com or simply ask me in the comments section below.

Happy exploring, geia mas!!

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4 thoughts on “A Taste of Greece – a fabulous Greek wine tasting in London

  1. I have been to Greece about 10 times and always enjoyed the wines -both red and white. But the level of sophistication and breadth of product you describe is impressive. I would like to go back to Greece now that I am a more sophisticated drinker.

    1. Hi there, thank you for visiting the blog and your comment. I feel that the quality has been dramatically improved in the last 20 years with production of very clean, fresh and generous wines! If you want to find Greek wines where you are, try wine-searcher.com or let me know andI’ll ask the winery directly! Have a lovely day, cheers🍷🍷

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