Greek restaurant Opso, which opened in Marylebone last year, has announced a Greek-only wine list – featuring what they say is the most comprehensive list of indigenous wines available in London.
Despite having the oldest winemaking history in the world, Greece isn’t one of the countries wine buffs think of when they think ‘old world wines’. It’s vintages have always been overshadowed by those of France, Spain and Italy. But all that could be changing. Last year three Greek wineries made it onto Wine & Spirit Magazine’s top 100 wineries and they say interest in Greek wine is growing.
Now Opso will bring a flavour to London with an all-Greek wine list launching on 1 April with a three course wine pairing dinner from 6.30 – 8pm. Tickets 30-seater event cost £65 per person. To book call 0207 487 5088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wines include: 2012 Viognier Gerovasiliou; 2012 Deka Oinogenesis and a barrel fermented 2011 Assyrtiko Argyros from Santorini, as well as reds like 2011 Karydas Naoussa and 2008 Kormilitsa Tsantalis Gold.
Launched in June 2014 on the former site of a Ping Pong restaurant, Opso hasn’t had the easiest ride in the main press with disappointing reviews from Giles Coren, Fay Maschler and others – but some critics including Time Out enjoyed it, as have many regular diners.
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