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Celebrate Greek Wines

Jun 13, 2012
Celebrate Greek Wines
Go Greek with New York’s top restaurants and retailers

greek_wines1For two weeks (June 8 – 22), New York’s top restaurants and retailers go Greek! Join New Wines of Greece as we invite you to visit your favorite restaurants and retailers for special promotions, tastings, discounts, food-pairings and much, much more!

All you have to do is go to www.celebrategreekwines.com, and check out the different restaurants and retailers with their promotions. You can even book your table on the site directly through OpenTable. Pretty convenient, huh? Now all you have to do is pick what to wear and who to bring along (decisions, decisions). 

In case you didn’t know (we certainly didn’t until long ago), Greece and wine go back about 4,000 years and just as Greece created the concept of culture, democracy, philosophy, mathematics, etc. (because, honestly, we could spend the entire word cap in this piece talking about the things the Greeks have brought us), they also developed the first appellation system that is so common today in the wine world and, even the first wine glass.

As the third most mountainous country in Europe and in large part an island nation, Greece has never been an easy place to make wine. However, its distinct topography enables the cultivation of cool weather grapes in a warm weather clime, an unexpected attribute of Greek wines and their diverse terrior.

So, what should YOU expect? Expect wines with a perfect balance of high acidity and low alcohol. In other words, white wines that taste crisp and fresh and reds that are silky and elegant. Both work beautifully with a variety of foods.

Though Greece has about 350 indigenous varietals (along with international varietals), the four flagship grapes are: Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro (extra points if you can pronounce them – hint: the ‘g’ sounds like a ‘y’). You can learn more about them and Greece at www.newwinesofgreece.com.

Who: New York’s Top Restaurants and Retailers
What: Two weeks of incredible food and Greek wine promotions.
When: June 8 – 22, 2012
Where: Visit www.celebrategreekwines.com for participating restaurants and retailers throughout New York.
Why: Who doesn’t like to dine and wine? Enough said…
New York – get ready to CELEBRATE GREEK WINES!

Have a favorite Greek wine? Tell us about it below!




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