Posts tagged with ‘Biblia Chora’

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Exciting reds from Greece.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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By ERIC ASIMOV MAVROTRAGANO and mandelaria; limnio and vlahiko; and of course, agiorgtiko and xinomavro. I know: it’s all Greek. That’s what is so exciting. Tasting Report  The wine panel tasted 20 Greek reds from recent vintages, 2006 through 2010. 1.ARGYROS SANTORINI ATLANTIS 2008 *** $20 Unusual meaty, savory aroma, focused and well structured with earthy fruit flavors. 2.KIR-YIANNI […]

Holland, Amsterdam, The Greek Tavern.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Petros Ioannidis en Eleni Koutsou are the spirit & soul of this easy going, unpretentious “Pure Greek Restaurant”. Their hospitality is heart-warming , their food is excellent (all-biological) and their winelist is all but simple.             Often on weekends genuine live Greek music makes you feel quizzled: “Am I really in […]

Biblia Chora Domaine, Kavala, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More info on Kavala, East Macedonia. Domaine Biblia Chora. Domaine Biblia Chora is situated on the slopes of mount Pangeon at Kokkinochori, Kavala. In 1998, Vassilis Tsaktsarlis and Vangelis Gerovassiliou created a vineyard of biological cultivation which today extends to over 350 acres. Within this stretch of land is the modern winery in which the […]

20 “Best Greek Wines” of 2012

by Cornelius Wesseling

  According to the Thessaloniki based, influential “Oinos Wine Club“, here are the 20 “Best Greek Wines”  0f 2012!   And the winner is…..   2008 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko from Santorini!     Please click here to read the full article.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2010 Biblia Chora Ovilos

by Cornelius Wesseling

Tasted by GrapeRover. Bright yellow-green. Nice viscosity. Generous aroma of apricot and honey goes very well with the zesty notes of citron and lemon of the classic Greek variety of Assyrtiko. On the palate, besides lush tropical fruit, hints of vanil…