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Boys and Their Toys!

One of my favorite Greek wineries to visit in Northern Greece is Alpha Estate, the primary producer in the small, ancient Amyndeon (ah-meen-thee-on) appellation. Led by winemaker and friend, Angelos … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Xinolefko!?

I had the pleasure of enjoying a bottle of Greek white wine over the weekend that is not yet available in the US. My friends at Mani Imports gave me … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Whose Head is on My Header!?

Meet Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, theater, and joy. In Roman mythology, Dionysus is known as Bacchus. Word is that Bacchus was more of a fat and ugly drunk … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

You’re the One That I Want

Can’t help myself. Some levity after weeks of gloom and doom from the front pages of Greece. Channel your inner Sandy and enjoy!  Click here  ‘Grease’ Crisis  

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

How The Crisis Impacts Greek Wine (The CliffNotes version)

Yowza. Just in the last week, I’ve seen countless articles on how the Greek debt crisis is impacting the Greek wine trade. How the Crisis is Affecting the Greek Wine … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bring on the Hima!

When you are traveling, there is nothing better than ordering a great bottle of local wine with lunch or dinner, right? All those domaines, chateaus, estates and varieties that are … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Greeks Are Coming, The Greeks Are Coming

Just like that, the boats were full. Once Greece and the EU came to an agreement on additional austerity measures, the threat of a Grexit was extinguished and with a slight … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empty Boat :(

Early AM ferry to Sifnos today. I’m still jet-lagged and very sleepy, a bit apprehensive too. This is our first visit to Sifnos (Greece, in fact) in July. We usually … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Most Widely Planted Grape in Greece Is……..

SAVATIANO!  This grape has been historically synonomous with Restina but now is used to blend with other higher acid grapes to produce elegant, well-balanced white wines.  Papagiannakos Winery in Markopoulos … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cafe Culture Going Strong

Woke up to sunny blue skies and warm temps…..perfect Greek weather.  We headed down to the square to check on how things really are, not what the media is telling … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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