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
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!)
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
Until 2011, I used to be a Valentine’s Grinch: Why don’t people celebrate their love everyday? Why do we need the shops to be filled with hundreds of cringy red heart-shaped balloons and chocolates? What happened to the REAL romance? Back then, I lived in Germany with the most brilliant bunch of wine ladies and … More Valentine’s Day wines are not just rosé!
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
On New Year’s day, families in Greece break a big, juicy pomegranate just outside their front door so that their year is filled with health, wealth and prosperity. The more seeds scattered on the floor, the luckier the year will be. I also believe in filling your year with great pleasures and one of them … More Wines at Xmas #16 – Effi Tsournava [Guest Post]
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
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
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
The police suspected Pieter of killing and burying his son. Saying that a huge misunderstanding took place would be an understatement! Of course, Pieter’s son is perfectly healthy and well! Not the most common story about the inspiration behind a label – this is the actual newspaper story appeared back in October 2013! … More Pieter Walser and Blank Bottle: fascinating wines and stories