From Grape to Glass
This sampling is sure to arouse your palate and entice you to set sail on your own exploration of what has become the hottest buzz!
Below is a list of entrées, each followed by a full description their perfect pair. These wines are a natural choice with Greek food (but they also play well with other kinds of cuisines)!
Greek Seafood Favs & Perfect Sips
Kavouria me Moustarda
steamed crabs with mustard
Tsipoures me Ladolemono
broiled or grilled porgy or sea-beam fish with olive oil-lemon sauce
Domaine Skouras Skouras Moscofilero (Μοσχοφίλερο) 2017 Peloponnese $15.99
Gold Medals: Vintage 2017, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018; Vintage 2015, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, 2016
Fermented in stainless steel vats. Skin contact for just 4 hours, no malolactic fermentation, and short aging over fine lees. Light white-yellow color. Intense aromas and flavors of white flowers and honeysuckle, rounded out with notes of rose petal and passion fruit. Its refreshing acidity leads to a long finish of orange rind with a hint of white pepper. Pairs well with all seafood, salads, and white meats.
Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Athiri (Ασύρτικο-Αθήρι) 2016 Santorini $22.99
Gold Medal: Vintage 2008, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2009
Fermented in stainless steel vats. Straw-blonde in color, this Assyrtiko (75%) and Athiri (25%) blend is refreshingly bright with a nose of ripe citrus, lemon, and pear, and has a refreshing acidity with a long, delightful citrus aftertaste. Often referred to as “the king of whites!” Pairs well with all seafood and classic Greek recipes.
GRILLED / FRIED
STUFFED / HEARTY TOMATO
If you have a different food you’d like to get a pairing for, leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you with a wine match.
We consulted with experts Irene and Tony Gounaris, owners of Omega Wines & Spirits in Astoria, NY, who helped us pair today’s cutting-edge wines with our seafood options—a challenging task given the countless exceptional Greek wines available.
Can’t find these wines in your area? No worries! Omega Wines & Spirits will ship within the United States and you can order online or by phone, 718-726-0056. Tell them Kukla’s Kouzina sent you and you’ll get 10 percent off your wine selections. To order online, enter the coupon code KUKLA.
Omega Wines & Spirits is located at 23-18 31st Street in Astoria, NY. Check their website or call for information on in-store special events and wine tastings. Stop by for a visit next time you're in the area and revel in their amazing selections—they'll be happy to recommend a wine for your next occasion!
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