Daily Archives: September 17, 2008

A tour of Greece

This week’s Winebow tasting in New York was pretty good. There was plenty of space between the tables, it was well lighted and the tables and the page numbers were coordinated in the book. This may seem like a minor detail, but it’s so much easier when you don’t have to keep flipping through the pages to find the wine you’re tasting.

I got a quick tour of Greece by Andrea Englisis, who really knows her stuff. She showed me some things and then would say, “Let’s go to the islands.” She is vice president of Athenee Importers, which she owns and runs with her mother.

In the above video, she talks about the greek grape limnio, originally from the island of Limnos; it’s similar to cabernet franc. Continue reading

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