Last week attending the Fancy Food Show in DC (North America’s largest specialty food & beverage event with 180,000 products and 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries), I headed right to the International area, Europe to be exact. I knew if there was wine to be found, it would be there.Â First stop: Greece. Success!
Nico Lazaridi, imported by Fantis Foods to the U.S., was established in 1987 as the first organized wine-producing facility in the Drama region of Greece (in the north). Twenty years later, they have roughly 34 wines in their portfolio.
- Grape Variety: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc from Protected Geographical Indication of Macedonia (in Northern Greece)
- Aroma: Melon, honey and fresh cut grass
- Taste: Crisp citrus with a slight sweetness, melon and minerality on the finish
- Thoughts: While not classic Greek grape varietals its very interesting to taste these two together grown in Greece. It’s a nice full bodied crisp wine that’s worth trying if you’re looking for something different. It’s also sealed / closed with the very coolÂ Stelvin Lux top (screw top with , outer aluminum shell looks like a foil capsule) and get the wine very fresh for days!
Yamas to Greek wine!