My name is Cornelius Wesseling, wine & food journalist from Middelburg, Holland.
Just last month my restyled website http://www.graperover.com went in cyberspace. This site(beta) is focussing on Greek wine, -wineries, -grapevarieties, -food and -culture. If you have anything to contribute on these subjects, do not hesitate to contact me, preferably via the contact form on the site.
Looking forward to your reaction(s)!
- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 5, 2013.
Welcome to Snooth. I hope we see you here contributing as well!
- Reply by amour, Feb 6, 2013.
Nice to have you, Cornelius!
I drank GWC ASSYRTIKO SANTORINI 10 and it was good!
And there is the dry one with the strong smell and the pine resin, RESTINA, ( Kourtaki Restina ).
Only very recently, a friend, Galina, and I were dining in a Greek joint here in the USA, and she said that she has in the past enjoyed great Greek wine, but unfortunately, the place had none of them!
I promised her that I will find good Greek wine for her!
After all, wine has been made in Greece for three thousand five hundred years!
What should I be looking for, Cornelius???!!!
And what special Greek Cheeses and the actual name brand please, would you suggest and with what Greek wine.
The Greek cheese served at the joint, was far too SALTY in taste...I refused it, sadly.
Perhaps Greek cheeses eaten/paired with the appropriate wine, may have come across very well!
I am willing to try again, with your help, Cornelius!
- Reply by amour, Feb 11, 2013.
There are a few Greek Wines available here in Miami, and I read of some inexpensive ones in the book entitled The Wine Trials.
One is : Vin de Crete...made of Kotsifali and Mandilaria.
Is this any good, in your opinion, Cornelius, or does anyone else know???
Thanks in advance!
- Reply by Richard Foxall, Feb 13, 2013.
I've had some delicious Greek wines but they aren't so easy to find. I'll keep my eyes on those posts and, if I feel I have something to add, I'll send you a message.
Most of us have heard of assyrtiko, or even drunk some, but what other varieties do you recommend?
Equally important, I found wine pretty expensive and the selection not so great when I was in the Netherlands last year. We stayed in Leiden (lots of beer and ijs and some tasty chicken) and my wife will probably be spending time in Amsterdam soon. Any hints about where to buy wine or drink it, like good wine bars?
Welcome, look forward to reading more.
- Reply by jamessulis, Feb 13, 2013.
Retsina is almost impossible to find here in the Pacific Northwest, I would think Greece would be happy to earn the American dollar to stimulate such a beautiful country. I am a Chicago transplant and while living in Chicago there was nothing finer than to go downtown "greek town" to either Grocery Diana or the "Greek Islands" where I could dine on breaded deep fried Squid (whole bodies with tentacles instead of the onion ring like substitutes we settle for in other places). Couple the squid, dolmades, spanakopedia with some Retsina and it was Heaven. Welcome aboard Cornelius and please be sure this is the place where you will find intelligent people and wine lovers from all over the world.
- Reply by vino in love, Feb 14, 2013.
Nice to see that you joined Snooth, Cornelius!
I visited your website and followed you on Twitter. Website looks really good! Hope to see you around :)
- Reply by amour, Mar 11, 2013.
Nice to know that JAMESSULIS actually enjoyed RESTINA!