The land of Greece and its wine have a history well into antiquity when vines from the Caucasus were distributed throughout the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians finding their way to the islands and mainland of Greece. The Ottoman Turks interrupted progress of cultivation for several centuries with recovery beginning in the 20th century. In the past few decades, in particular when Greece entered the EU in 1981, a serious revolution has been underway throughout Greece from the Islands such as Santorin and Crete as in the Peloponnesian peninsula and beyond. It’s not that we are located in Tarpon Springs, which is a significant Greek community originally attracted by Gulf coast sponge harvesting, but that the quality of Greek wines is now at a world class level. We are proud to share these with you.
2011 Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko, Santorini
...elegant and refined, with a lush texture and a beautifully lingering finish. ...beautifully put together...
93WA
$24.99
$19.74
2011 Sigalas Santorini Asirtiko Athiri, Santorini
...fragrant and lovely this year, and a terrific value. ...crisp but harmonious, ...more complex and still persistent...
90WA
$18.99
$15.00
2011 Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Florina
...solidity, a fine, persistent finish... perfectly constructed, mildly aromatic and quite impressive...
90WA
$19.99
$15.79
2008 Alpha Estate Axia, Florina
...lush texture opening up, followed by some tannic bursts ...shows both power and complexity...
90WA
$19.99
$15.79
2008 Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard, Amyndeo
...a lot of persistence... beautifully balanced... lots of power and fruit... very elegant and approachable...
90WA
$23.99
$18.95
2008 Domaine Skouras Megas Oenos, Peloponnese
...Quite tinged by oak in its youth, this elegant wine is still well-structured... showing quite beautifully...
90WA
$31.49
$24.88
2007 Domaine Skouras Grande Cuvee, Nemea
...raspberry, plum and red cherry flavors... Features notes of Asian spice on the silky finish...
88WA
$34.99
$27.64
2011 Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
...delivering apple, pear and grapefruit flavors flanked by plenty of mineral and slate notes...
90WS
$17.49
$13.82
2010 Domaine Skouras Chardonnay Almyra, Peloponnese
...easy going, with a hint of grass... good fruit and fine balance. It drinks very well... well-balanced...
88WA
$18.79
$14.84
2007 Mitravelas Estate Agiorgitiko, Nemea
...a sleek, sexed-up model showing a certain lavishness with its black cherry, cassis, malted plushness...
93RB
$24.99
$19.74
2010 Mitravelas Red on Black, Nemea
...clean, crisp griotte type fruit and some earth and fresh herb tones, very silky and pure, more "straight."...
90RB
$15.99
$12.63
2007 Protopapas Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Pageon
Balanced, delicate, smooth, rounded. This wine is aged for one year in French oak barrel.
$17.49
$13.82
2010 Boutari Santorini, Assyrtico
Rich and luscious, with plenty of power behind the quince, green peach and ripe apple flavors...
90WS
$21.49
$16.98
2008 Boutari Naoussa, Naoussa
...Caressing in texture, yet increasingly powerful as it fleshes out in the glass to show good depth...
91WA
$19.99
$15.79
2008 Boutari Nemea Agiorgitiko, Nemea
...a lush feel to it early on, but it ultimately resolves into a much purer, more powerful and crisper...
87WA
$18.49
$14.61
2011 Boutari Moschofilero, Mantinia
...firm without being weighty, bringing to mind an image of Mantinia’s cool, stony moonscape...
90W&S
$15.99
$12.63
2009 Boutari Elios Red, Peloponnese
...aromas of fresh raspberry, with flavors to match... juicy on the finish, with notes of milk chocolate....
87WS
$12.49
$9.87
2010 Boutari Elios White, Peloponnese
...very crisp wine which smoothly balances acidity with sweetness and ends with a nice citrus flavor...
$12.49
$9.87
All prices listed above are valid through Thursday, March 28, 2013.