Posts tagged with ‘Tsantali’

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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 […]

USA, Los Angeles, Le Petit Greek.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The History of Le Petit Greek On the quaint main street of Larchmont Village, nestled in among the wonderful shops and coffee houses, sits one of the jewels of the L.A. dining scene, Le Petit Greek Restaurant. Owners Tom and Dimitri Houndalas have created a comfortable atmosphere and carte du jour that instantly transports you […]

Tsantali, Naoussa, Central Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Naoussa, Macedonia.   The Land of Xinomavro. The wine from Naousa was the only wine that could endure even the longest journey and arrive unspoiled over atlantic. All the rest would be delivered as vinegars. That was one of the stories that followed the fame of the local wine since the 20th century. […]

Tsantali, Maronia, Thrace, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Maronia, Thrace.  A 3000 year old vineyard. Rare are the times when a vineyard lives to tell a heritage of more than 3,000 years. Here in Maronia, every element of the natural surroundings is generously guarding that precious story telling. From the patio of the winery, the view is beautiful: the low hills […]

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 […]

Tsantali, Halkidiki, Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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more on Halkidiki, Macedonia. There is almost no region in Halkidiki with no historical passage through time. At Petralona, one comes across a cave of stunning natural beauty, sheltering the renowned “Archanthropos (ancient man) of Petralona”, who lived 250,000 years ago. Due to the wealth of excavation findings, the cave has been rightfully termed the […]

Tsantali Rapsani, Thessaly.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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more on Rapsani, Mt. Olympus, Thessaly. Rapsani is a small town at the foothills of Mount Olympus, symbol of the Hellenic spirit and freedom, and cultural landmark of Hellenism. Thousands of mountaineers who reach the peak of Mt. Olympus, exhausted from the difficult ascent, have gazed at the wondrous surroundings from the same point from […]

Tsantali, Mount Athos.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More on Mount Athos.   Mount Athos history. According to mythology Giant Athos hurled angry one massive rock against Poseidon. The rock but reached the eastern edge of the biped then Halkidiki. Thus was created the third leg. The peninsula was named Giant. The history of Mount Athos, which starts from the myth of the giant Athos, is […]

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 […]