Greek Wine Resistant to Crisis

- October 19, 2016

Greek wine is not only resistant during the crisis, but managed to grow despite adverse economic conditions prevailing in the country and the imposition of […]

Tsolias – Another Unusual Ouzo

- August 17, 2016

Last month I began my annual summer review of ouza, and started off the series with one I had never encountered before: Romios. I described […]

12: the Ubiquitous Ouzo

- August 13, 2016

Is there really a need for a review of Ouzo 12? The brand of Ouzo 12, now produced in Volos but originally in Piraeus, is […]

Romios: a Most Unusual Ouzo

- July 29, 2016

Many Greeks boast about their favorite brand of ouzo, but few can really tell the difference in a blind taste test.  And I don’t claim […]

Agiorgitiko Punch

- July 8, 2016

Agiorgitiko is best known as the grape used for the dry and sweet red wines of Nemea in Peloponnesos. It is one of the most widely planted red […]

Summer Cocktails- Ouzotini & Ouzini

- June 14, 2016

Ouzo served with mezedes and a cool glass of water is a classic way to enjoy the Greek national spirit. Mixing ouzo into cocktails adds […]

Ardbeg 10 Year-Old Scotch

- May 7, 2016

Sometime last year I reviewed the Ardbeg Uigedail (pronounced OOH-ged-ahl), one of the best Single Malt Scotches on the market – and close to $100 […]

Choklat: A Smokey Chocolate Stout

- February 18, 2016

You’ve heard of “vanilla beer,” “chocolate beer,” “citrus beer,” and while those have hints of those flavors within them, they still taste, more or less, […]