A 10-year-old Xinomavro Rosé from the grape master that is Apostolos Thymiopoulos deserves a cinematic tribute. A fascinating wine that only unfolds and stretches in the most elegant, sensual and “I-woke-up-like-this” ways. Grapes from the highest and coldest vineyards of Naoussa promise a vibrating acidity matched with a wonderfully rich nose of summer strawberry, dried … More A Xinomavro Rosé 2013 tasting “directed” by Wes Anderson
Give me an unfiltered, expressive and utterly saline, mouthwatering Assyrtiko from the volcanic soils of Santorini with its conserved lemons and summer white flowers oozing out of the glass and I’ll certainly be in a fantastic mood! @hatzidakis_winery Famiglia is such an important wine to me; I first tasted it at Hatzidakis Canava in 2018. It … More Santorini Assyrtiko & Fantastic Mood
“Are you having any fun?” A daily reminder to ask myself when I take everything a bit too seriously! That’s one of the many reasons I thoroughly enjoy @apostolosthymiopoulos wines, he’s transmitting so much joy, energy and brightness through his Xinomavros. This PDO Naoussa “Earth & Sky” is such a legendary wine with a superstar quality; so … More Are you having any fun? Xinomavro and Burgers
Hi everyone! Is there anybody here? I am so sorry for being so quiet for such a long time but it is with very good reason! We had a baby! We find out on my birthday that we are going to be parents and last July, our baby girl Eirini came into this world and … More Hello (again!)
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)!
Around this time last year, I was packing for my summer holiday on Santorini and I was buzzing with excitement! This year Ferragosto finds me in London battling with summery showers and strong winds under its, mostly, melancholicaly grey sky and reading the Santorini 2019 harvest report as documented by Yiannis Karakasis MW, 2019 Harvest … More Konstantina Chryssou of Hatzidakis Winery comments on the 2019 Santorini harvest and looks into the future
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!
Happy New Year everybody! My first ever YouTube video is live! On this one, I show you the wines I selected for our Christmas table – all from the Greek vineyard with the majority of them being organic and biodynamic! The Greek wineries never cease to amaze me with their dynamic and full of character … More My first YouTube video is live! My Christmas Wines 2017 – Greek Selection
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