Digenakis Winery / Marisini Red Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Syrah 70%,Mantilari 30%Alcohol : 13,5 % VolSyrah, and Mantilari have combined an exceptional red wine. It is characterised by its intense smell, its rich exuberant body and its long and mature aftertaste. This particular wine is round in character, with soft tannins, great volume and almost oily in taste. It matures for 12 months in French oaken barrels and rests for 6 months in the bottle. Best served at 15o C – 18o C.

Miliarakis Winery /Vilana fume

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. A trail blazer for Cretan standards in wine making. From the delicate white Vilana variety, an impressive smoked white wine. A golden-yellow wine with apricot and peach fragrances combined with nuts and vanilla notes.Full body, characterized by a discreet oiliness coming from the barrel and a taste of ripe yellow fruit which develops and lingers for a long time. From Peza vineyards yielding 1.100 kilos per 1.000 sq.m. White winemaking using the method of cold Read more…

Akis’ Greek almond snowballs – Kourabiedes

Recipe ingredients 900 g all-purpose flour 500 g butter, sheep butter 220 g icing sugar 2 stick(s) vanilla powder 1 teaspoon(s) bitter almond liqueur 200 g almond slivers, blanched slivered, toasted 1 teaspoon(s) rosewater To serve 300 g icing sugar 1 tablespoon(s) rosewater Directions: This is delicious, melt in your mouth, traditional Greek sweet called “Kourabiedes”. Sweet and crumbly, with crunchy toasted almonds and they look so Christmassy!! Remove the butter from the refrigerator about 2-3 hours before using, so Read more…

Miliarakis Winery /Αssyrtiko White Dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. The new entry of the single varietal range of the winery. A worldwide recognized variety is attached to the unique characteristics of the Cretan terroir. Assyrtiko fermented in stainless steel, harvested out of two Cretan vineyards in the areas of Astritsi and Peza, at an altitude of 350 meters. Light color, crystal-clear with citrus flowers aromas, rich bodycharacterized by pear and apple flavors. Typical mineral and crisp acidity, well-structured white wine with an aftertaste long Read more…

Fasolada (White Beans Soup)

Greek Style White Bean Soup Fasolada, (or sometimes Fasolia meaning beans) is sometimes called the “national food of the Greeks.” Fasolada (White Bean) Greek Soup Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb. white beans 1 cup canned or fresh tomatoes 1/2 cup tops, chopped celery 2 finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley 3 small, diced carrots 1/2 cup olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 3 tablespoons fresh chopper herbs, such as parsley or chives How Read more…

Fakes Soup – Lentil Soup

Fakes (lentils) are a staple in the Greek kitchen. Fakes soupa is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar to give the lentils extra flavor. Lentil Soup Ingredients: 1/2 lb. lentils 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 whole garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons salt 1 bay leaf 3 tablespoons vinegar Parsley, to garnish (if desired) Directions to Prepare Greek Lentil Soup: Wash the lentils and soak in warm water for 2 hours. Read more…

Digenakis Winery / Ypopsia – Rose Semi-dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Syrah, Kotsifali, MandilariRed variety Syrah combined with Kotsifali and Mandilari red local varieties gives an allusion of rose wine in the color of onion skin. Gentle freshness, balanced acidity and crunchy scents of cherry dried rose and a finish of bergamot, discreetly lavish with an aftertaste patiently waiting to fade away. Best served at 12 o-15o C.

Tzatziki – Greek Cucumber Garlic Dip

Tzatziki is a Greek dipping sauce served with grilled meats such as lamb and chicken. Although the spelling can be intimidating, it’s pronounced “tza-tzi-ki.” Every Greek family has its own “secret” to making their tzatziki sauce great but here is the basic tzatziki recipe!  Garlic Cucumber (Tzatziki) Dip Recipe Ingredients: 1 medium, peeled and grated cucumber without the seeds 1/2 pint Greek Yogurt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-2 cloves garlic to taste 1-2 tablespoons white Read more…