Posts Tagged Greece

2009 Gavalas Nikteri Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece

Gavalas is a small, family-owned operation on Santorini, and that closeness to the vines shows in this wine of character and prodigious value. Golden in the glass, it offers up aromas of wildflower honey, Asian braising spices, hot nuts and petrol.... Read more

2011 Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece

In the past three years of so, Greek wines have made a decided comeback, to the point that I dare say they are no longer the disagreeable beverages many once thought they were. No, not every Greek wine tastes of Pine-Sol floor cleaner. Far from it... Read more

NV Kechris Kechribari Retsina, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Retsina has a less than desirable reputation, both in the States and abroad. It is, generally, entirely deserved. The wine, which is made according to traditional Greek practices, derives its piney, overly mentholated flavor and aroma from being... Read more