The vast majority of American wine drinkers have a blind spot in their familiarity with Old World wines. Mention Greek wine to people and most people will immediately think of Retsina, the pine resin-spiked wine that’s at best an acquired taste, at worst a wine reminiscent of cleaning products. But the fact is, the Greeks had loads of influence on Roman winemaking, so they’ve been at it for a spell. This week, we’ll taste four wines from the Greek Isles that aren’t infused with pine resin, and I do believe you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious the wines are, and how appropriate they are to your summer plans, be they light dinners or just patio sipping until the sun’s all the way down. Join us and our friend and occasional coworker, Katherine Marks, and we’ll taste a bunch of fun Greek wines, learn a little something about one of the older winemaking spots in Europe, and just have an enjoyable afternoon in general.
The tasting begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday the 13th, and admission is a mere $15 plus tax and tip. Call us at (520) 326-9363 and we’ll put aside some tastes for you.
You can see the tasting order and pricing here.
2022 Alexakis Assyrtiko, Crete
2021 Domaine Douloufakis “Dafnios” Vidiano, PGI Crete
2021 Skouras Saint George (Agiorgitiko,) PDO Nemea
2017 Kir-Tianni “Ktima Kir-Yianni,” PGI Imathia (Yianakohori Hills)