Greece has been making wine for thousands of years, it’s an intrinsic part of the culture. But with so many good wines, it really helps to have an expert invite you over to try the good stuff and match it with the food flavors that work best. Highlights:
A chance to try a selection of the better Greek reds and whites
Food-pairing that shows you what goes best with each variety and lets you try local nibbles at the same time
A relaxed wine-tasting environment that features the wine, not the venue
Full background information on the wines, the areas and the vintages, as well as on the food
For this wine-tasting, you’re invited to a wonderful, small wine bar, where you will sample two whites and two reds, all of which are 100% local – not just grown locally, but featuring local grape varieties as well. Of course, there’s more to wine than just the taste; your host will explain the history of Greek wine-making and the parallel evolution, from a wide range of influences, of Greek gastronomy.
You’ll be served food along with the wines – what you’ll eat as you drink has been chosen based on the wine it goes with and because it’s tasty. The food, like the wine, is representing Greek flavors, and we’ve picked it with this in mind. During the tasting, you’ll discover more about the regions that produce each of the wines and the mezes, what makes each of these areas unique (both in terms of oenology and gastronomy) and about the PDOs that have been awarded to both wines and food in Greece.
Wine, food, a warm welcome and a lively discussion of the merits of each region – you couldn’t get more Greek!Menu:
Two Greek red wines
Two Greek white wines
Two Greek 'mezes' (appetizers)
A Greek cheese assortment