Last call for this month's online wine tasting
Which is themed around Greek whites
Since I came back from Santorini and my earlier trip to central Greece a couple of months ago I’ve been a bit obsessed with Greek wine, the way you do when you get back from holiday. (Even though this technically counted as work!)
It feels like it’s having a moment too, the latest evidence of which is that Majestic is taking on a new wine in their new low cost ‘Chosen by Majestic’ range in July called, appropriately enough, Greek White. (It’s a crisp, fresh, zesty blend of malagousia, roditis and assyrtiko and will be selling at the very reasonable price of £8.99 if you buy any six bottles or £10.99 if you don’t)
Frustratingly it would have been a good choice to bring along to this month’s online wine tasting which is this coming Sunday May 14th at 18.30pm UK time. It’s almost full - I’m trying to restrict the numbers this time so everyone gets a chance to chip in - but I could squeeze in a couple more of you if you drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow night.
I’ll be sending the Zoom link then to those of you who have confirmed your interest in the event. (You need to be a paid subscriber to take part but that only costs £4.50 a month (or £42 a year), considerably less than the cost of a regular wine tasting! And you get all the other subscriber benefits into the bargain.)
Greek White Night
I’ve chosen to focus on white wine as the Greeks generally drink more of it than reds and because it particularly suits this time of year.
As I’ve mentioned to some of you the other obvious choices are assyrtiko, Greece’s signature white wine, malagousia, moschofilero or roditis - or blends of any of those.
Eats, if you’re planning something to nibble, could be pretty straightforward
Taramasalata (rather than hummus. I notice we didn’t have much hummus in Greece)
Fava bean purée - a Santorini speciality
And if you want to make it a bit more of a meal, a Greek salad. Or anything feta-based to be honest. Whipped feta and some crackers would be great.
Anyway if you’d like to join in let me know …
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