The Greek economy may be having a rough time, but its wine is on the up thanks to Theodore Kyriakou, owner of The Greek Larder, in King’s Cross, and wine expert par excellence Jancis Robinson MW. Together, the pair will launch the first Greek Wine Festival in London, which is making its debut this October.
Expect more than 130 regional Greek wines available to sample, plus expert-led tastings and talks, Greek nibbles including Greek cheeses, charcuterie and small plates courtesy of Kyriakou’s deli, washed down with retsina cocktails. Each day of the two-day event will offer visitors something different via special events, from Greek sweets paired with dessert wine, to fish matched with, you guessed it, retsina.
Robinson and her colleague Julia Harding will be at the event, signing copies of their books, and answering questions. Harding will also lead a Greek regional wine-tasting session.
This event will take place from 2-4 October in the Battlebridge Room at 90 Kings Place. Tickets from £21 when booked in advance, which is recommended. Visit the event website to find out more and to book tickets.