It’s Greek to me.

Dearest Feastlings,

I know.  You once tried an eight-dollar bottle of Retsina when you were 22 years old and it took you four months to get the Pine-Sol taste out of your mouth.  But we all make mistakes when we’re 22, (or 52,) and the only thing worse than making a mistake by drinking eight-dollar Retsina is making the brash generalization that all Greek wine is therefore unappetizing.  This Saturday at 2:00 pm, you’ll have the opportunity to undo one of the mistakes you’ve made by tasting four exceptionally solid Greek wines.  There’ll be two whites and two reds and I’d be surprised if you didn’t walk away with a newfound appreciation for wine that comes from a winemaking culture that predates Italy and France (remember, it’s Greek slaves who brought grapes, viticulture and winemaking to the Romans, and wine worked its way north from there.)  You’ll need a reservation, which can’t be made by email or web, so give us a jingle at 326-9363.  Then bring $12.50 plus tax and tip to Feast on Saturday with a thirst for knowledge and a thirst for wine, not necessarily in that order.  We hope you’ll be able to make it.

It’s Greek to me

2017 Santorini Assyrtiko, Santorini

2018 Skouras Moscofilero, Protected Geographical Indication Arcadia

2015 Alpha Estate “Hedgehog Vineyard” Xinomavro, Protected Designation of Origin Amyndeon

2014 Alexakis Kotsifali/Syrah blend, Island of Crete

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