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US Importer of Greek Wine  Eklektikon is a US importer of organic, biodynamic, and natural Greek wines. She posts pictures about Greek wine & culture, and relevant wine events.

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PDO Goumenissa, the elegant and aromatic expression of the Xinomavro grape, made with organic grapes, by the @chatzivariti_winery . Served at @taximchicago where East meets West, and where the nostalgic cuisine of Constantinople is revived through delectable flavors, and paired with an impressive and extensive Greek wine list. We tried some of the most artisanal meats and fresh salads, spiced with complex oriental herbs. Which, the acidity, tannins, and rich flavors of the Eurynome red 2013 / PDO Goumenissa, elevated to great heights. •


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Good day from Drama, the newest winemaking region of Greece. Picture of the estate owned vineyards of @oenogenesis from a month ago. Some wine growers choose to not pursue organic certifications, but this field looks as natural and vigorous as it gets! •

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Regram straight from the @kontozisis.organic.vineyards in #Karditsa. The vigorous fruit of the indigenous #Xinomavro and #Limniona, with an ode to Mother Nature of Greece, is nearing completion. Excited for the 2017 harvest..! Thanks @tousia_a

Seagulls flying over our heads, along the ferry route from Kavala to the island of Thassos, a typical Greek sight.. On our way to explore the island that established the first wine laws in the history of mankind, back in 5th century BC. And boy, were they strict! More on that soon, stay tuned and happy 1st of August!




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This veteran wine grower and oenologist from Greece, has been a pioneer and one of the earliest advocates of organic agriculture in Greece, from back in the 80's, then president and oenologist of the CoOp of Tyrnavos, his historical hometown on the south slopes of mount Olympus. Today he makes some of the most exceptional and naturally aromatic sparkling wines, with his siblings and their kids. Viticulture is certified organic, and the Black Muscat of Hamburg in off dry sparkling (tank) vinification, allures drinkers with its seductive floral nose and subtly spicy aftertaste. Stergios Papras of Papras Bio Wines, certified organic since 1991 (one of the first of Greece). •

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What's that, you ask? Well, that is fresh local pine resin, from the area of Spata in Mesogia, Greece, where the @georgas_family grows its biodynamic Savatiano grape. This resin is briefly dipped into fermenting Savatiano wine, giving birth to the winery's no-sulfites and skin-contact retsina. Retsina is the resinated Greek wine, a tradition going back thousands of years, and stemming from the practice of sealing ancient wine amphorae with the same pine resin. As it naturally came in contact with the wine, it gave it the characteristic flavor that led to one of the most food-friendly wines (especially for yummy Mediterranean food and pizza). An acquired taste for many, but no one can deny that when you drink a glass of natural retsina, you drink a glass of ancient history ;)


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Very comprehensive intro to Greek wines and its growing Greek wine section at @corkscrewbrooklyn . Thank you Rose!


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The beautiful remote Greek island of Amorgos, at the edge of the Cycladic cluster. Met a few interesting people during our stop here, who have withdrawn to this paradise to live life on their own terms, and produce some gems through the wild nature of the island. •

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"Greece is the word...". Thank you @atlaswinesbrooklyn for featuring Greek wines for the month of June! •
Representing the capital (Athens) and surrounding Attic region, with its indigenous Savatiano white grape, in a natural orange vinification with no sulfites by @georgas_family . The rural town of Karditsa with its up and coming indigenous red grape Limniona, blended with the impressive Xinomavro, in an organic wine with wild yeasts by @kontozisis.organic.vineyards . And the word famous Santorini with its two main white grapes by @domainesigalas . What an amazing lineup!

We hope many had the chance to enjoy them :)

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Xinomavro (meaning "acid-black"), the king of red Greek grapes. Ageworthiness, complexity, rich tannins, acidity. Paired with earthy, dark fruit and the unique tomato note (fresh on unoaked, sun dried on aged wines). We just love this grape... Xinomavro has 4 PDO zones (premier appellations, standing for "Protected Designation of Origin"). Goumenissa is the smallest and most elegant of the 4, where Xinomavro is blended with Negoska. Negoska, a more obscure local grape, accentuates the aromas of Xinomavro and softens its texture.
@chatzivariti_winery is one of the few wineries of this small and historical town, which was born from the love for wine of the homonymous family. Organic viticulture, green harvest, centered around Xinomavro, gifting us with elegant and rustic wines. Stay tuned for a series of presentations in NYC next week with Chloe Chatzivariti, the young female oenologist and daughter of the family, and try the winery's lineup, including the flagship multi-awarded PDO Goumenissa 2013!
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Yiannis Stilianou of @stilianouwines is a wine grower and a history buff, strategically located between the historic mountains where Zeus rests, and the Minoan ruins of Knossos. He is also one of the kindest people we have ever met, a rare quality we greatly appreciate. He and his teenage son spend most of their time working manually the 3 hectares of dry, unsprayed and organic vineyards of local, indigenous Cretan grapes (Vidiano, Thrapsathiri, Vilana for whites, and Kotsifali, Mandilari for reds). Come by today, June 21, 1pm - 4pm at the @winesofcrete tasting, at @theredburyny and taste the organic wines of Stilianou and other Cretan wines, and explore the unique richness of Cretan indigenous grapes and winemaking tradition.
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Enjoying a glass of Theon Dora white 2016, a blend of organic indigenous Cretan grapes of Vidiano, Thrapsathiri, and Vilana, at @nerainyc . A wine standing out for its concentration and burst of flavors. From the dry, unsprayed, and manually tended 3 hectares of @stilianouwines in Kounavi, Crete, right by the Minoan ruins of Knossos. Yia mas!
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