Naoussa the view

Discovering Naoussa

Wine tastings are a fabulous way to discover new wines and varietals from around the world but in the case of the Greek wines of Naoussa, visiting this area of Greece, meeting with the winemakers and their families, sharing a Greek family styled meal and touring the vineyards and wineries only enhanced the quality of

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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…