Posts tagged with ‘Alpha Estate’

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Western Macedonia, for true lovers of authentic (non touristic) treasures.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Traveling in Western Macedonia  Top restaurants, unique wineries, lakes, ski resorts, gourmet high quality products: and yet we talk about western Macedonia. At the first opportunity, meet!   When it came to the notice of the Olympia Pantelidou for the event “Wine, Gastronomy, Tradition” Ptolemais found the initiative-least-laudable, but I admit that the main reason I accepted the proposal was […]

Alpha Estate, Amyndeon, West Macedonia

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More info on Amyndeon, West Macedonia. Alpha Estate Alpha (= α ) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. The choice of this name came from the initial letter of Amyndeon, the geographical location of the estate’s vineyards and additionally declares a quality term in the Greek argo. Alpha represents the “new beginning”, the […]

Greece, Thessaloniki, Clochard.

by Cornelius Wesseling

    all time classic … clochard … a prize winning favorite. elegance, discreet luxury, charming atmosphere, a value through time … awesome Greek winelist The clochard has deservedly earned the title of the classic good restaurant. Awarded for four consecutive years with the “Golden Chef’s Hat” Prize ( 2008 till today) is undoubtedly an excellent […]

Holland, Centre, Rest. Odyssey.

by Cornelius Wesseling

Quality food and wines, cordial service and a great ambiance are the key-words, describing Greek restaurant Odyssey in Geldermalsen, Holland. Located in the centre of Holland, between the cities of Utrecht and Den Bosch, this restaurant, run by Georgios Klazidis, has a trendy, amiable interior. Besides the mouth-watering Greek dishes they serve here, there is a […]

Germany, Berlin, Rest. Pratirio

by Cornelius Wesseling

        Amiable atmosphere. Friendly prices. In the heart of Berlin. Excellent quality Greek  winelist, owner Nikolaos Koulis shows his enthousiasm and pride for Greek wines by selecting wines from small, artisanal wineries in the Peloponnese, Crete, Santorini, Macedonia, Attica and Kefalonia. The menu comprises of mainly traditional dishes. The garnishing is very […]

Belgium, Brussels, Rest. Notos

by Cornelius Wesseling

          NOTOS means “south” in Greek. Constantin Erinkoglou Notos opened in an old tiny library in 1995. Greek specialties served on rustic tables attract friends around friendly wines:  success was  immediately! In 2000, NOTOS moved to a more spacious streets of Livorno located in this lively area between the fashionable Avenue Louise and the […]

USA, Chicago, Diamond Wine Importers.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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WELCOME In 1992, I created Diamond Wine Importers out of the belief that Greece, with its natural terrior of mountain vineyards, maritime influenced climate, volcanic and alluvial soils, and over 200 ancient indigenous varieties, can once again become a source of some of the greatest wines in the world. Over the last 20 years of […]

U.K., London, Mazi Restaurant.

by Cornelius Wesseling

I was quite happily astonished, looking at the wine-list of this restaurant! They obvisiously are taking a leading role in acknowledging the quality of Greek wines. Some of my favourites: Gerovassiliou, Malagousia, 2011,  Bottle ₤ 37 and Thymiopoulos Earth & Sky, Xinomavro, 2007,  Bottle ₤ 44, both very reasonably priced! I sure know now where to eat, […]

Netherlands, Barendrecht, Greek Wines.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Greek Wines, The Netherlands was initiated by Martin van der Heiden (ex banker) five years ago because of his admiration for the quality and uniqueness of Greek wines. In those five years he established a steadily growing interest in Greek wines from restaurant owners and sommeliers. Martin's customers are mainly non-Greek restaurant owners in the middle […]