This morning my friend Samantha kindly shared the following article with me: http://thehairpin.com/2012/03/the-wine-scout-greece. After reading it I thought it may be nice to share it with all our guests. It’s also my way of bringing back the Greek economy- Ζητω Ελλαδασ! For anyone coming to our nuptials or visiting Greece, I’m sure you’ll get your fair exposer to Greek wines at almost every meal. And for those of you celebrating from afar, I recommend getting yourself a bottle of Greek wine and breaking it open on June 30, 2012.
Here are some websites for all our closeted sommelier friends:
And if your tastes favor something a little stronger, here are some products that will…well, get you “μεθυσμένος:”
As for beers, Greeks have their “Mythos” beer, a kind of pilsner type of beer. But, don’t be surprise if you don’t see a single Greek drinking Mythos. Though it’s tasty, Heineken and Amstel have dominated the Greek market. Most places offer either Amstel or Heineken (at my Grandmother’s “kafeneeo” these were the only beers she served).
So whether you are drinking wine, ouzo, or beer (maybe all three), we hope you enjoy yourself and stay safe.
“Στην υγεια σας” (pronounced: stin iyia sas) – Cheers!