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Greek Wines

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Greek Wines

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Postby Howyoudoin » December 17th, 2019, 3:12 pm

Hello All,

Does anyone know of a decent Greek wine (white or red) that they could recommend?

It will be a present for an oenophile and ideally cost less than £30.

TIA.


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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby simoan » December 17th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:Hello All,

Does anyone know of a decent Greek wine (white or red) that they could recommend?

It will be a present for an oenophile and ideally cost less than £30.

TIA.


HYD

Where are you wanting to buy it from - supermarket or wine merchants?

For red I'd probably stick to a varietal Xinomavro and for white Assyrtiko. Greek wine is quite a specialised area so if you want a really good example (and you can get a very good one within your price range) for your oenophile I'd visit a good local independent wine merchant and steer clear of the £10 bottles from supermarkets.

All the best, Si

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby simoan » December 17th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Actually, cut that. For a wine geek make the red a Limnio if you want to impress. Will definitely need to go to a wine merchant though.

All the best, Si

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 17th, 2019, 4:39 pm

I'm sitting opposite my Greek finance colleague - will ask ! Although I suspect he's more into coffee and vodka

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 17th, 2019, 4:53 pm

OK he recommends this one;

https://www.bibliachora.gr/en/our-wines/ovilos-white/

I am no expert (and nectar to some is battery acid to others)
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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby Howyoudoin » December 17th, 2019, 4:53 pm

simoan wrote:Actually, cut that. For a wine geek make the red a Limnio if you want to impress. Will definitely need to go to a wine merchant though.

All the best, Si



Excellent, thanks Si.

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby Howyoudoin » December 17th, 2019, 4:56 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:OK he recommends this one;

https://www.bibliachora.gr/en/our-wines/ovilos-white/

I am no expert (and nectar to some is battery acid to others)


Thanks AC. Would he happen to know if it is available in the UK? It's not obvious to me from a cursory look through the website.

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 17th, 2019, 5:27 pm

No idea, you'd have to search online I guess.
I'm afraid my wine buying is limited to supermarkets, and Tanner's back home

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby PinkDalek » December 17th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:Thanks AC. Would he happen to know if it is available in the UK? It's not obvious to me from a cursory look through the website.


This looks similar but £10 delivery gets you to £35:

https://www.wineman.co.uk/product/biblia-chora-ovilos-semillion-assyrtiko

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Re: Greek Wines

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Postby simoan » December 17th, 2019, 5:46 pm

If you can make it down to the arches in Bermondsey... Maltby & Greek have a really good selection:

https://www.maltbyandgreek.com/collections/wines

All the best, Si


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