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) 2022 Peloponnese $16.99
Gold Medals: Vintage 2020, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2021; 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 Monemvasia (Ασύρτικο-Μονεμβασιά) 2021 Santorini $27.95
Organic. Fermented in stainless steel vats. Light lemon color, this Assyrtiko (50%) and Monemvasia (50%) blend is refreshingly bright with a nose of citrus and tropical fruit with metallic notes. Mouth aromas of white peach, mango and notes of white flowers. 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 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. 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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