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Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years ago where wine was produced on a household or communal basis. In ancient times, as trade in wine became extensive, it was transported from end to end of the Mediterranean; Greek wine had especially high prestige in Italy under the Roman Empire. In the medieval period, wines exported from Crete, Monemvasia and other Greek ports fetched high prices in northern Europe.

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  • APANTA 2014 NAOUSSA RED

    Item #: 300029
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This purple-red wine is composed of 100% Xinomavro. The forty-seven-year-old-vines are grown according to biodynamic principals in the Naoussa dist...
    This purple-red wine is composed of 100% Xinomavro. The forty-seven-year-old-vines are grown according to biodynamic principals in the Naoussa district at 400 to 500 meters altitude on limstone and volcanic soils. The wine is both approachable and complex. It features aromas and flavors of cherry, blackberry, plum, sun-dried tomatoes and a hint of olives on the finish. Serve with beef, lamb, duck or hard cheeses.
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  • BARAFAKIS 2016 AGIORGITIKO NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 372355
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • CAVINO RETSINA

    Item #: 373370
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Pale yellow colour. Resin and citrus fruit aromas. Light, elegant and cool flavour. Resin aromas dominate the mouth. Ideal with various traditional...
    Pale yellow colour. Resin and citrus fruit aromas. Light, elegant and cool flavour. Resin aromas dominate the mouth. Ideal with various traditional dishes of the Mediterranean like fried seafood platters or meat platters with fresh vegetables.
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  • DOMAINE MICHAELIDI 2013 PYLI RED DRAMA, GREECE

    Item #: 372362
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Stunningly good blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot from the Drama region of Greece.
    Stunningly good blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot from the Drama region of Greece.
  • DRIOPI 2013 AGIORGITIKO (ST. GEORGE) NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 372371
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Agiorgitiko, a red grape varietal indigenous to Greece. The red varietals, especially those from the growing regions of Nemea and Naoussa, are defi...
    Agiorgitiko, a red grape varietal indigenous to Greece. The red varietals, especially those from the growing regions of Nemea and Naoussa, are defined by an earthy rustiness similar to South Africa.
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  • GEROVASSILIOU 15 MALAGOUSIA EPANOMI, GREECE

    Item #: 300022
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This wine is produced from the aromatic Greek grape variety Malagousia which was saved from extinction due to the efforts of Vangelis Gerovassiliou...
    This wine is produced from the aromatic Greek grape variety Malagousia which was saved from extinction due to the efforts of Vangelis Gerovassiliou when he was the winemaker for Porto Carras. Cold soaked with skin contact to enhance the extraction of aromas, this aromatic white is partially barrel-fermented and then aged on its lees for a few months, gaining depth in flavor. It has a brilliant straw colour with greenish shades and an aroma of ripe fruit such as pear, mango and citrus. On the palate the rich flavors of tropical fruit and lemon peel enhance the appealing mouthfeel, leading to a well-balanced finish. Best served chilled but not ice cold. Food pairing: a perfect match for Mediterranean dishes, seafood, poultry, light-sauced pasta dishes and fresh vegetable salads. Wine writer David Williams says: "A wine such as Domaine Gerovassiliou’s Malagousia 2013 ... is made from a rediscovered ancient, local grape variety (Malagousia) in Epanomi near the city of Thessaloniki. But it’s made in a particularly clean, pure modern way that makes for a quite thrilling dry white mix of citrusy tang and plumper apricot fleshiness." The Guardian, 5 July 2015. Winemaker Vangelis Gerovassiliou was born into a grape-growing family in Epanomi, near Thessaloniki. After completing his studies in the School of Agriculture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he studied at the University of Bordeaux where he specialized in Oenology, Viticulture, Wine Degustation and Technology of Oenological Equipment. During his studies he worked with the eminent Bordeaux University Professor, Emile Peynaud. From 1976 to the beginning of 1999 he worked as an oenologist at Domaine Porto Carras, where some of the most renowned wines of Greece are produced. It was there that he helped rescue from extinction the long forgotten Greek variety of Malagousia. In 1981, he began to renovate his family's vineyards and created Ktima Gerovassiliou. In 1999 he left Porto Carras in order to devote himself to his namesake winery.
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  • KATSAROS 2013 VALOS XINOMAVRO KRANIA, THESSALIA, GREECE

    Item #: 372348
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Domaine Katsaros is a family run winery established in 1985. The estate is located on the slopes of the famed Mount Olympus in Krania, Northern Gre...
    Domaine Katsaros is a family run winery established in 1985. The estate is located on the slopes of the famed Mount Olympus in Krania, Northern Greece. At 750 meters above sea level, this twenty-acre vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Xinomavro. Main factors contributing to the superior quality of the estate’s award winning wines are the region’s mild winters, sun blessed yet cool summers, the organic vineyard and a limited yield.

    The wine is ruby red with a medium body. An absolutely beautiful nose with luscious fresh raspberries, strawberries, red cherries, fresh tomato and rose petals. On the palate, dried red fruit, fresh basil, thyme and tomato paste with very evident tannin structure.
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  • KEO COMMANDARIA ST. JOHN DESSERt WINE CYPRUS

    Item #: 372444
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Tawny colour with a golden rim. Intense bouquet with aromas of dried fruits, oak and a hint of caramel. Luscious, sweet palate displaying dried fru...
    Tawny colour with a golden rim. Intense bouquet with aromas of dried fruits, oak and a hint of caramel. Luscious, sweet palate displaying dried fruits and spice, finishing with a plummy aftertaste. A most affordable and pleasant dessert wine which has a history dating back to the ancient Greeks.
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  • KIR-YIANNI 2012 RAMNISTA (XINOMAVRO) NAOUSSA, MACEDONIA, GREECE

    Item #: 372603
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91
    From the Naoussa wine region of Macedonia, Greece, this oak-aged red is made from 100% Xinomavro, a Greek variety that reminds us of Nebbiolo. The...
    From the Naoussa wine region of Macedonia, Greece, this oak-aged red is made from 100% Xinomavro, a Greek variety that reminds us of Nebbiolo. The 2012 vintage yielded good fruit and more approachable wines. The Wine Advocate praised this red's "sexy" delicious fruit. Drink now or hold.

    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2012 Ramnista was aged for 18 months in French oak (different vineyard blocks are aged separately for the first 12 months, then blended for the last six into the same barrels). It comes in at 14% alcohol. Despite being a relatively recent vintage, this is also a rather accessible one as Ramnista goes. In general, the 2012s in the region are richer and lusher, with less pure power--easier to approach. So, too, here, although everything is relative. The old school producers in the region like the 2012 vintage (everywhere, not just with Ramnista), but there is always this slight feeling of disdain along the lines of "too ripe, too modern, not enough power." This vintage won't produce the best vins de garde, to be sure, but the bottlings are surprisingly sexy for the grape and a good introduction to the wine, easier to understand than, say, the 2011. All that aside, this is pretty delicious, the fine fruit coming to the fore very quickly. Since it still is Ramnista and Xinomavro, there is power lurking. "Soft Xinomavro" is always a relative term here. Overall, this has some pizazz to it that makes it a lot of fun and it has improved since I first saw it about a year ago. If it turns out not to be the winery's greatest old bones, it will still age pretty well."
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    Special Price $19.99

  • KOURTAKI NV MAVRODAPHNE

    Item #: 372441
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Mavrodaphne (or Mavrodafni) of Patras is not a winery, but a type of wine produced around the city of Patra, in Peloponnese, Greece. This is a deep...
    Mavrodaphne (or Mavrodafni) of Patras is not a winery, but a type of wine produced around the city of Patra, in Peloponnese, Greece. This is a deep, dark and sweet fortified wine, similar to Port, although it is made in a solera system (younger wine is added to older wine) like that of Sherry. The wine is produced from the grape of the same name.
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  • KOURTAKI RETSINA GREECE 750 ML

    Item #: 351220
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This lighlty resinated Greek white has a pleasingly fruity and mildly piney nose and clean, dry flavor.
    This lighlty resinated Greek white has a pleasingly fruity and mildly piney nose and clean, dry flavor.
  • LANTIDES 2013 LITTLE ARK RED, PELOPONNESE, GREECE 50% AGIORGITIKO/50% XINOMAVRO

    Item #: 373371
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This dry Greek red from the Lantides Winery in the Peloponnes is a blend of 50% Agiorgitiko (Saint George) and 50% Xinomavro. It is rich and compl...
    This dry Greek red from the Lantides Winery in the Peloponnes is a blend of 50% Agiorgitiko (Saint George) and 50% Xinomavro. It is rich and complex with aromas and flavors of blackberries and raspberries and a hint of spice. The finish is long and supple with subtle notes of oak. Serve this with lamb or rotisserie or grilled meats.
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  • LANTIDES 2015 MOSCHOFILERO PELOPONNESE, GREECE

    Item #: 308347
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a stunning Greek white, very aromatic yet dry. It’s a piercing fruit beauty from vineyards grown at 550 meters. It has an inviting array of...
    This is a stunning Greek white, very aromatic yet dry. It’s a piercing fruit beauty from vineyards grown at 550 meters. It has an inviting array of aromas, from freshly cut lemons, lemon barley water and lychees to yellow blossom, stone and a tease of something herbal, which leads to a dry and bracing palate, which has surprising depth and great balance. We absolutely love its bright zingy and floral flavors, its cleansing mineral cut and its maritime tang, which give it thirst-quenching qualities. It serves as a fantastic aperitif, but also works really well with sushi, fresh seafood, Greek mezze and grilled fish. It would also be a great accompaniment to middle-eastern and far-eastern dishes.
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  • LANTIDES WINERY 2014 NEMEA AGIORGITIKO NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 308346
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This red from the Lantides Winery is composed of 100% Agiorgitiko grown in Nemea (Peloponnese). The wine displays a deep rich purple color. On the...
    This red from the Lantides Winery is composed of 100% Agiorgitiko grown in Nemea (Peloponnese). The wine displays a deep rich purple color. On the nose you find aromas of blackberries, ripe strawberries and hints of anise, clove and cinnamon. It is a medium-bodied wine with a graceful texture and flavors of red fruits with a touch of vanilla and black pepper. Oak barrel aging contributes to a smooth, long finish. Although drinking well now this could also age for the next 3 to 4 years. Pair with a variety of foods from Mediterranean appetizers, pizza, burgers, pasta with red sauce and even roasted turkey.
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  • MITTELBACH TEGERNSEERHOF 2010 RIESLING "RIED LOIBENBERG" SMARAGD

    Item #: 372437
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    In the range of Martin’s Smaragd rieslings this wine is the most delicate and refreshing. It comes from one of the most warm sites in the Wachau (w...
    In the range of Martin’s Smaragd rieslings this wine is the most delicate and refreshing. It comes from one of the most warm sites in the Wachau (which is still much cooler than most parts of Austria’s wine regions) and is often the first to be picked within the Smaragd rieslings. The numerous parcels that are scattered over this large hill give the wine a great balance of characters from sweet meyer lemon notes to the first pick of yellow stone fruits in early summer. The wine has a wonderfully refreshing spring-like feel that is decorated with flowers, acacia honey and the first grasses of spring. Indeed, spring and summer nuances are what this wine is all about. The wine’s earth impressions are as big of a part of this wine as the fruit, and Martin prides himself in the savory and subtle nature of his wines. Oh yes, there is much more than a small dose of minerality as well. Out of the glass, the wine leads with the impressions of river stone and freshly scratched metal, you know, like your carbon steel knife after a good scrubbing. It is a beautiful wine that is refreshingly delicate for a Smaragd and is loaded with plenty of brain to keep us wine geeks transfixed.
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  • PILIZOTA 2014 PLAVINA (DRY RED) DALMATIA, CROATIA

    Item #: 372374
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Plavina is the offspring of Verdea from Puglia (Italy) and Zinfandel from Dalmatia (Croatia). Plavina is thus either the grandchild of Plavac Mali...
    Plavina is the offspring of Verdea from Puglia (Italy) and Zinfandel from Dalmatia (Croatia). Plavina is thus either the grandchild of Plavac Mali or its half-sibling. It is grown widely throughout coastal Croatia and is the most important red grape variety in Northern Dalmatia.
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  • PORTO CARRAS 2005 CHATEAU CARRAS RED Cotes de Meliton, Greece

    Item #: 300133
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    How often do you get to drink a Bordeaux-style blend from 2005 at such a reasonable price? A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Cabernet Franc; ...
    How often do you get to drink a Bordeaux-style blend from 2005 at such a reasonable price? A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Cabernet Franc; 25% Merlot and 5% Limnio, the 2005 Chateau Carras has won Gold Medals in Berlin and Texas. Wine writer Anthony Dias Blue describes it as "smooth, soft and herbal with ripe plum and earth; long and balanced; clean ripe and rich." We find complex aromas of blackberries, cherries and vanilla leading to a smooth, rich palate and long finish.
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  • RAPSANI 2010 RESERVE RED GREECE

    Item #: 372081
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This gold medal winning Greek red is made from a blend of three traditional Greek red grape varieties: Xinomavro, Krassato and Stavroto. The wine...
    This gold medal winning Greek red is made from a blend of three traditional Greek red grape varieties: Xinomavro, Krassato and Stavroto. The wine was barrel-aged for three years and is drinking very well now. Serve with red meat, game or flavorful cheeses.
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  • RHOUS 2013 SKIPPER RED, CRETE

    Item #: 372353
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Rhous Winery, located on Crete, makes their Skipper red from 70% Kotsifali and 30% Mandilaria, two indigenouas Greek grape varietals. The wine...
    The Rhous Winery, located on Crete, makes their Skipper red from 70% Kotsifali and 30% Mandilaria, two indigenouas Greek grape varietals. The wine dislays a dark maroon color. On the nose you find spicy aromas of tomato paste, plum and cherry jam. Medium to full-bodied in the mouth, the balanced fruit and gentle tannins promise the wine will evolve over time if you can resist drinking it now.

    Serve this red with marinated meats with spicy sauces, grilled or barbecued sausages, cold cuts and pate, or flavorful yellow cheeses.
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  • SKOURAS 2013 SAINT GEORGE

    Item #: 306863
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This Skouras red displays aromas of dark berries; on the mouth there are blackberry and plum flavors leading to a clean dry finish. One of the mos...
    This Skouras red displays aromas of dark berries; on the mouth there are blackberry and plum flavors leading to a clean dry finish. One of the most noble of the Greek red grapes, Aghiorghitiko (St. George) is grown mainly in the AOC region Nemea in the Peloponnese. It produces wines that stand out for their deep red color and remarkable aromatic complexity and soft tannins.
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  • SKOURAS 2015 ZOE RED 90% AGHIORGHITIKO (ST. GEORGE)/10% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    Item #: 372372
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The colour is brilliant, medium-strength violet with pink hues. On the nose it is vivid and intense with aromas of black cherries, blackberries, hi...
    The colour is brilliant, medium-strength violet with pink hues. On the nose it is vivid and intense with aromas of black cherries, blackberries, hints of plums, violets and dried herbs. On the palate it has medium body, moderate acidity with smooth tannins – all in harmony. The aftertaste is moderate with a gentle note of anise seed. -Wine Maker’s Notes
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  • SPIROPOULOS 2012 RED, NEMEA AGIORGITIKO

    Item #: 372201
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This lovely red is made from 100% Agiorgitiko (St. George) from Domaine Spiropoulos' organically cultivated vinyards in Nemea. The wine is aged in ...
    This lovely red is made from 100% Agiorgitiko (St. George) from Domaine Spiropoulos' organically cultivated vinyards in Nemea. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for at least 12 months. Deep red in colour, with hints of cherry, ripe red fruits, wood, vanilla and spices, the 2012 Spiropoulos Nemea with its full-bodied flavor can be aged for at least 5 years, or it can be enjoyed today.
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  • TETRAMYTHOS 2011 RODITIS DRY WHITE GREECE

    Item #: 372084
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a lovely, aromatic and flavorful dry white. It is made from the free-run juice of organically farmed Roditis grapes from Patras, Greece.
    This is a lovely, aromatic and flavorful dry white. It is made from the free-run juice of organically farmed Roditis grapes from Patras, Greece.
  • THYMIOPOULOS 2013 XINOMAVRO URANOS NAOUSSA,GREECE

    Item #: 369010
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Naoussa is considered Greece's best growing area for red wine. Xinomavro literally means "acid black" in Greek, which explains the wine's dry fin...
    Naoussa is considered Greece's best growing area for red wine. Xinomavro literally means "acid black" in Greek, which explains the wine's dry finish. The grape is known for its high tannin quality, aging potential and noted for aromas of red fruit with hints of olive, spices and dried tomato. This would pair well with heartier comfort foods like stifado or Greek stew.
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  • TSELEPOS 15 ASSYRTIKO CANAVA CHRISSOU TSELEPOS 2015 ASSYRTIKO, SANTORINI

    Item #: 372346
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS - "With its sea salt, lemon peel and fresh-fruit aromas, this wine offers focus and ...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS - "With its sea salt, lemon peel and fresh-fruit aromas, this wine offers focus and finesse from the beginning. On the palate, bright lemon and lime peel flavors and a pronounced mineral edge are beautifully integrated. This is a terroir-driven white that's made for fresh fish and vegetarian dishes."
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