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In “Pickings” we will present:
* wine-travel-stories in Greece by Cornelius.
* articles on Greek wine, -culture and -food by other bloggers and wine journalists.
* harvest reports on the Greek wine regions.

Good news! Athens wine bars!

by Cornelius Wesseling

Athens’ new-school wine bars Greece is not known for its wines, but a new crop of wine bars in Athens offers locals and tourists the chance to sample some excellent homegrown varieties At Heteroclito wine bar in Athens, all of the wines served by the glass are Greek The economic crisis that has plagued Greece for the […]

USA, San Francisco, Mezés Kitchen & Wine bar.

by Cornelius Wesseling

“Greek, and boutique California wines are our specialty.  Join us for great wine with local and fresh Greek food.” -Chef Nikos Maheras   Please see the Mezés website HERE.   “Freshness has always been the foundation of the Greek cuisine and if you’re looking for fresh, well, you needn’t look further than Mezes. Its menu changes […]

Fascinating Greek wines from indigenous grapes.

by Cornelius Wesseling

LATEST GREEK WHITE WINES A round up of current releases from some of Greece’s best terroirs. July 2, 2013 By Gregory Dal Piaz The world of wine can generally be split into two halves, the familiar and the new, two pieces of a whole that keeps us excited and satisfied. Interestingly there is some similarity between […]

Kremlin is sipping Mount Athos wines.

by Cornelius Wesseling

  na zda-rov’-ye (please click for pronounciation) The wine served to official guests in Moscow Kremlin, Russia, who are usually leaders of foreign states, is made in the vineyards of Mount Athos. Its name is Kormilitsa and bears the title of Kremlin’s Official Wine. The Russian host does not only serve the wine, but often offers […]

Athens daily secret.

by Cornelius Wesseling

This site will make your stay in Athens much more interesting……….   Athens Daily Secret is a free, daily email. From hidden bars, to tucked away restaurants, our secrets will make you fall in love with Athens all over again. http://greece.dailysecret.com/athens/en#.UZTkzyuoRmo  

The 20 Best Greek wines 2012.

by Cornelius Wesseling

The 20 best Greek wines the 2012 Oinos These are the 20 wines of the Greek vineyard who got the highest ratings by the team oinos the past year. The good news is that the majority of the wines come from Greek varietal or blend which brings Greek varieties.   \ 20. APOKTIMA MATAMIS 2003 Location: Epanomí  […]

Vineria 36, Chania, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

A heaven for lovers of Greek wine & food is Winebar/Restaurant Vineria 36 in Chania. Here one will find one of the largest collections of wines, mainly Greek, but also “foreign” quality wines. Winebar/restaurant The Vineria 36 was created in the summer of 2008 in order to enhance the wine tasting in practice, offering magical wines […]

Seven reasons to love Greek wines

by Cornelius Wesseling

7 Reasons to Love Greek Wines 7 Reasons to Love Greek Wines By David Rosengarten 30 EmailPrintSave Article ENLARGE IMAGECredit: Cephas Picture Library/Alamy The vine did not originate in Greece; it’s likely that the Caucasus, to the east, had that honor. But the ancient Greeks were making wine from grapes long before most civilizations, maybe as […]

Greek wine bar in Belgium, Namur.

by Cornelius Wesseling

Wine Today, Greek wines are part of European wines that have registered the most dramatic improvements in quality. Thanks to its revolutionary delivery system, the TapaSoif (Enomatic) allows you to go freely and according to your thirst to discover the most interesting wines imported by the famous house Canette. Tapas What’s better, enjoying the exceptional wines […]