Georgós Nu Greek Wines Reds

Georgós Nu Greek Wines: A taste of Greece with a California flair

Having visited Greece and learned about many of the indigenous grapes, I was intrigued to explore Georgós Nu Greek Wines. The concept, creating Greek wines in Sonoma but not necessarily using California grapes. Instead, Greek grapes are shipped by boat to the Sonoma in bladders. Georgós Zanganas, an engineer from Athens, is the owner of

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Wines of Ktima Gerovassiliou Epanomi Region

Ktima Gerovassiliou: Featuring Greek wines of Epanomi

Interest in Greek wine is increasing as people discover that Greece is not only a place to explore its ruins, learn its history and visit its pristinely beautiful islands. Greece has 300 distinct varietals and is one of the first places where the art of winemaking began. Many wine regions are located in Macedonia including

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The vineyards and view at Porto Carras

Porto Carras Grand Resort: Northern Greece’s enchanting coastal getaway

When one thinks of traveling to Greece, they typically envision visiting Athens, the Greek Islands, the Peloponnese and Santorini. Rarely do they foresee traveling north along the coast into Macedonia and beyond where one finds a hidden gem of a resort called the Porto Carras Grand Resort. To read more…

Greek Wines

Beyond Xinomavro: Greek Wine discoveries in Naoussa and Amyndeon

A trip to Greece can be a wine lovers paradise. With over 300 different varietals one always finds something new whether it be a Greek wine or appellation. Recently I made some new Greek wine discoveries while traveling in Macedonia. The emphases of these travels were the wines of Naoussa and the signature grape of

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Elinos Vineyards View

A Greek adventure: Wine Picnic in Elinos vineyards

Picnicking in the vineyard is one of the many highlights we often enjoys during a wine tasting experience. Take this idea one step beyond what many of us are acquainted with at an American winery. More specifically in California where you enjoy a luncheon on well-manicured vineyard grounds with tables that have become fixtures at

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Elinos Xinomavro

Xinomavro: The Greek wine of Naoussa

Greece is probably one of the oldest wine regions in the world. In biblical times the Greeks brought the first vines to Europe. Today this country lays claim to over 300 varietals. One of those varieties is the Xinomavro grape whose origins are from Western Macedonia, Greece in appellation known as Naoussa. To read more…

Domaine Porto Carras Limnio

Domaine Porto Carras: A Greek experience with old world vines

Opportunities come in many forms and when you are a wine lover it could be experiencing wines from a new region.  In my case, the door opened for me to discover Greek wines.  The wines were those of Domaine Porto Carras. In Greece there are 330 varietals of which only seventy-eight are imported.  Many of

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