Food & Wine

Greek Wines Delivered: Club Brings Greek Wine to Your Doorstep

Trouble finding Greek wine in the U.S.? Greek Wines Delivered, a Boston-based wine club and virtual wine shop, brings the world of Greek wine to you.

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First There Was Greek Wine… Now There’s Greek Wine Vinegar!

Greek wines are all the rage right now. So why not Greek wine vinegar? Find out about a Greek-American company that’s creating strong buzz for Greece.

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Support the Best of Greece at Greek Panorama

The lights of Greek tourism, culture, and gastronomy will flash in the heart of Manhattan, this May, for the highly-anticipated exhibition, Greek Panorama.

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Greek Wine Girl: Don’t Be Too Quick to Write-off Retsina

Greek Wine Girl Nicole Andersen is back! This time, she writes about the much-maligned Retsina, and says we should give it another chance. Read on!   

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Omega Cellars: Lodi Winery Overflowing with Philoxenia

Lodi, California’s Omega Cellars, owned and operated by the Natsis family, is full of Greek Philoxenia. When you visit, you’re part of the family.

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Maria Petridis Crowned ‘Chopped’ Champion on Food Network Show

Bayside, NY chef Maria Petridis has been crowned “Chopped” champion after triumphing in the competition show on the Food Network.

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4th Greek Dinner Around the World this January 15

Be part of the world’s largest dinner party celebrating Greek people and culture. The 4th  Greek Dinner Around the World will take place on January 15.

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2016 Year in Review: Greek Wine Girl

Greek wine is gaining notoriety around the world. This spring,  we welcomed Wine Columnist Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, to share her knowledge of Greek wine.

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Celebrate National Baklava Day with this Holiday Pastry

It’s National Baklava Day! Who can resist a piece of baklava, and some Greek coffee? Why not make some for the holidays? Here’s a recipe to help you get your baklava on!

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Meet some of the Top Greek Food Bloggers

Food blogging in Greece is on the rise. This platform has allowed many people to share their love for the culinary arts. Guest Writer Athina D. Pantazatou introduces us to some of the top Greek food bloggers.

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Taste the Islands in Greek Wine Master Classes at Kouzina 2016

Our Wine columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, will be presenting Greek wine master classes at Kouzina 2016. Learn about and taste wines from Santorini, Paros, and Crete.

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Meet the Kouzina Chefs: Chicago’s Best “Twist” Classic Greek Dishes

The National Hellenic Museum’s Kouzina is a celebration of Greek food, wine, & culture. Meet the Kouzina chefs — some of Chicago’s best — who’ll serve twists on classic Greek dishes.

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Top 4 Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island

Entertainment Reporter, “Power Journalist” Markos Papadatos gives us his top 4 picks for Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island.

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ZEOS Greek Beer to Make Midwest Debut at Kouzina

Brewed in Argos, Greece by young entrepreneurs, ZEOS Beer will make its official Midwest debut at Kouzina 2016 at National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.

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Stama Winery: Honoring Family’s Legacy and Wine-making Tradition

Father and son Gus and Foti Kapiniaris revived their family’s centuries old winemaking tradition and also honor their legacy, at Stama Winery in Lodi, California.

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Let’s Make Lentil Soup! Fakes are Healthy, Easy Comfort Food

The seasons are changing, and it’s getting colder. We long for heartier dishes. It’s a bonus when these dishes are healthy, and even better when they’re easy. Let’s make lentil soup with Maggie Makris of Momzcuisine.

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‘Kalofagas’ Peter Minaki is Honorary Chair at Kouzina

Chef, Cookbook Author, and Blogger Peter Minaki will serve as honorary chef chair at the National Hellenic Museum’s Kouzina 2016.

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Greek Wine Girl: Greece and Her Wines – Part 4

Wine Columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, has shared stories from her summer Greek wine travels. In this final post in the series, she takes us to the islands. Get tasting notes and more.

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Greek Wine Girl: Greece and Her Wines – Part 3

Over the last few months, Wine Columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, has shared her Greek wine travels. Get more tasting notes & recommendations.

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Honey Tokens — a.k.a. Loukoumades: An Olympic Treat

Did you know that loukoumades played a role in the ancient Olympic Games? Guest writer Maggie Makris of MomzCuizine explains.

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Greek Wine Girl: Greece and Her Wines – Part 2

Wine Columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, shares more from her recent trip to Greece. Get the scoop on her trip, and Greek wine recommendations.

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A Taste of Greece: Cookbook Benefits Boroume

New cookbook, A Taste of Greece, brings together top chefs who share their favorite recipes, AND their love for Greece. Proceeds benefit Boroume.

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Greek Wine Girl: Greece and Her Wine – Part I

Wine Columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, has just returned from Greece. Here, shares some of her tasting notes and recommendations.

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Notes from the Vine: Spreading the Word about Greek Wine

Welcome our new Wine Columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a Greek Wine Girl. Each month, she’ll write about the world of Greek wine.

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Easter Special Section 2016

Thanks for supporting our Easter Special Section 2016.

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Celebrate Tsiknopempti in Chicago with Kalofagas

Greek-Canadian Chef, Blogger and Cookbook Author Peter Minaki of Kalofagas will host a special Tsiknopempti Celebration in Chicago.

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Bayside’s Gem: Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill

Here’s one for our NY readers! Entertainment Reporter Markos Papadatos reviews Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood Grill in Bayside.

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Queen’s KALAMAKI GR: Excellent

Here’s one for our NY readers! Columnist Markos Papadatos reviews Kalamaki GR in Bayside.

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Vasilopita — Greek New Year’s Cake

Learn to make Vasilopita — New Year’s Cake — with Greek Canadian Food Blogger, Cookbook Author and Chef Peter Minaki. Don’t forget the coin!

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Put Long Island’s GreeKrave on your list

New contributing writer Markos Papadatos reviews Long Island eatery GreeKrave, offering Greek cuisine with a modern approach.

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Kouzina 2015 – Best Yet

This year’s sold out Kouzina 2015 at National Hellenic Museum, may well have been the best one yet.

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Krasia kai Glyka at Kouzina 2015

No Greek party is complete without wine and sweets. Find them at KOUZINA!

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Jimmy Bannos Talks KOUZINA

One of Chicago’s top chefs, Jimmy Bannos, talks about National Hellenic Museum’s KOUZINA, coming up this November 5, and why it’s one of his favorite events.

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ELLOINOS on Greek Wines: Savatiano

Welcome Greek wine consultant Markus Stolz, also known as ELLOINOS, who will educate us about grape varieties indigenous to Greece. This time, he talks Savatiano.

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KOUZINA 2015: Bigger & Better

The National Hellenic Museum’s annual KOUZINA keeps getting better every year.   KOUZINA One of the season’s most anticipated events is less than 30 days away. The National Hellenic Museum’s 6th annual KOUZINA event just gets bigger and better each year. The event will take place on November 5. Last year, more than 500 people attended the extravaganza of food and wine. The same level crowd is expected this year….

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Tour & Wine Tasting at Mercouri Estate

This summer we enjoyed a fabulous tour and tasting at Mercouri Estate, near Pyrgos, Ilias. Come along with us to this winery, established in 1864.

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Museum “Twists the Classics” at Kouzina

Chicago’s top chefs offer a “Twist on the Classics” at Kouzina 2015. Eat. Drink. Mingle. Make a Difference.

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Greek Wine Spotting at Elmhurst Store

Let’s go shopping! Check out the Greek wine selection available at Mariano’s Fresh Market in Elmhurst, IL. Go get some!  

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Where to Find Greek Wines in Chicagoland

We love Greek wines! Don’t you? As wine enthusiasts, we love to try the plethora of wines out there. Small vineyards, large, we like to try them all! Here’s where to find some in Chicago.

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