For two weeks, June 8–22, New York’s top restaurants and wine retailers will go Greek. Join New Wines of Greece and visit your favorite restaurants and retailers for special promotions, tastings, discounts, food-pairings and more.
You can expect wines with a perfect balance of high acidity and low alcohol, including white wines that taste crisp and fresh and reds that are silky and elegant.
All participating restaurants and retailers can be found at celebrategreekwines.com, where you can also book your table online through OpenTable.
Greece and wine go back about 4,000 years. The first appellation system that is so common today and even the first wine glass were invented in Greece. Its distinct topography enables the cultivation of cool weather grapes in a warm weather climate, an unexpected attribute of Greek wines.
New Wines of Greece has identified four ambassador varietals that are most commonly sold in the U.S.: Assyrtiko, Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero, Xinomavro.
You can learn more about them and Greece in the Greek Wines 101 section, or by visiting www.newwinesofgreece.com.