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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Domaine Papagiannakos - Welcome to the Athenee family!

Domaine Papagiannakos - the entry
We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Domaine Papagiannakos in the Athenee portfolio.

Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Mesogaia area of the Attica region of Greece.  The winery was established in 1919 and is now under the guidance of the third generation of the family.  The vineyards contain a mix of indigenous Greek & international grape varieties, including Savatiano, Malagouzia, Agiorgitiko and Merlot.

Our first shipment is on the water and will soon reach US shores and will include: Savatiano, Malagouzia, Savatiano Vareli, Erythros, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & the small production dessert wine, Melias.  The winery's Retsina is expected to enter distribution in April or May.

For more information on the wines we are importing, click here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The world through rose colored glasses - Athenee's rose offerings for 2015

Nothing says spring (and the hope for its quick arrival) more than rose wine!

This year, Athenee has imported five rose wines from many regions in Greece, from grape varieties ranging from Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero, Tempranillo (yes, you read right!) and Syrah.  

Since many of these wines are produced in small quantities, keep your eyes peeled for them.....

Upcoming event in NYC - Meet & Greet with Yiannis P from GAI'A Wines

Interested in meeting one of Greece's finest winemakers? 

Yiannis Paraskevopoulos

Join us on Thursday, February 26th 2015, at The Greek in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood and meet Yiannis Paraskevopoulos of GAI'A Wines.  Yiannis will be there from 6-7:30pm and the restaurant will feature GAI'A Estate 2007 poured from a magnum.  The 2007 GAIA Estate is considered one of the finest vintages of the past decade from Nemea.  The 2007 vintage is the only one that GAI'A has released in a large format bottle, which makes it extra special!

The Greek will also feature the winery's 5 year barrel aged Assyrtiko vinegar in dishes such as their horiatiki salad & grilled octopus and will have bottles for sale that evening.  GAI'A Vinegar is a fantastic product that is becoming a favorite among the foodie community in the US and is the only Assyrtiko vinegar currently for sale in the US from Santorini.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Greek is located at 458 Greenwich St, NY NY