A wine cup believed to have been used by the ancient Athenian statesman, Pericles, has been found in a north Athenian suburb.
Two tutored masterclasses at this year’s London Wine Fair aim to demonstrate the incredible quality and value of modern Bulgarian and Greek wines.
db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads out in her hood to the latest addition in the Vinocteca stable, Vinoteca Chiswick, for white Pinot Noir and salted caramel semifreddo.
Greek winemakers are confident of a good vintage this year with good yields and promising quality – although the harvest is still ongoing in certain areas.
With the harvest in full swing, the wines, monuments and landscapes of Greece provided a stunning backdrop to db’s recent trip to the Balkans.
With the Chileans, South Africans and Argentinians in town for The Beautiful South tasting, its been a hectic, fun-filled week in the drinks industry.
Rebecca Murphy picks out a “scrumptious wine that’s redolent of tropical fruit and peaches”, while Eric Asimov recommends a “structured, complex and energetic” red.
Eric Asimov features Greek wines recommending a “clean, precise and energetic” white, while Irene Virbila picks out “one of the best Californian rosés.”
Hundreds of people gathered in a Flashmob and formed a giant friendship spiral in Monastiraki Square, Athens last Friday at 6pm to celebrate the launch of Pimm’s in Greece.
Greek producers know that cracking the UK market will be hard but think that effort will be worthwhile.
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