Friday, 13 April 2018

SEMELI WINES...THE "NEW AGE" WINES OF GREECE





Semeli or Semele (/ˈsɛməli/GreekΣεμέλη Semelē), in Greek mythology, daughter of the Boeotian hero Cadmus and Harmonia, was the mortal mother of Dionysus by Zeus in one of his many origin myths.
Certain elements of the cult of Dionysus and Semele came from the Phrygians. These were modified, expanded and elaborated by the Ionian Greek invaders and colonists. Herodotus, who gives the account of Cadmus, estimates that Semele lived sixteen hundred years before his time, or around 2000 BCE. In Rome, the goddess Stimula was identified as Semeli.

THE ESTATE & THE WINERY 


THE UNDERGROUND CELLAR 


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

NOBLE MEN BEERS EXTRAORDINAIRE

A STORY TO TELL...

When sarcasm, the playful mood, the non-conformist / hippie style, the truth & kindness is a way of life to some, that was the “kick-off” of the adventure when a small group of people with recognized parallel business paths in the fields of brewing, marketing and entrepreneurship guided by these principals & beliefs, meet with one common goal; to create a unique and original range of beers, designed & destined to "surprise" the beer lovers both in Greece and the rest of the World…

A dominant factor in the successful outcome of this common goal was that all team agreed to harmoniously blend the sources of our inspirations, the influences and our experiences with the “Status Quo” in the world map of brewing, creating a new canvas also imprinted by elements of the characters, the interests and the special gifts & talents of each team member.

In this way, the "Art & Philosophy" at all stages of our work (artisanal brewing techniques, "avant garde" & sophisticated designs and concepts for each type of beer and of course the strict & careful selection of raw materials) played a catalytic role in the results we all wanted to achieve.

After successive “brewing & fermentations”, constant research & analysis, brain- storming and a lot of work, we are pleased to have a range of four new beers ready, by unique and original recipes & brewing methods, top class raw & packing materials and all of these elements… imprinted in four distinct little stories that we have just wrote the preface and you will write the end by savoring each one of them in your every day precious moments.

The Noble Men are here and our first acquaintance with the rest Noble Men (... and Women) around, is now a fact and yours to discover.

Avanti maestro !


THE NOBLE MEN BEERS 


MADAME PILSNEUER 
Citra single hop pils, Alc 5,5%

Rich and lasting foam, brave body, smells that coexist with grapefruit and peach fresh tastes and the citrus fruits essential oils are followed by bitter shades at the end. Blonde, with copper flashes, giving a very unique visual result for a pils beer. Long lasting aftertaste with strong, full of finesse, bitterness. Non pasteurized, bottom – fermentation with Citra type single-hop, something that we don’t come across very often in a pils. Re-fermentation in the bottle.


CRAZY LUPULO 


Imperial Belgium IPA, Alc 7,5%

Strong and thick foam, magnificent ring on the glass with laces forming around it. Dark color with brownish flashes blends harmoniously, with the freshly baked bread and rye at its finishing taste, with bitter tannins filling intensively your palate. Colorful and tasteful palette with long and lasting aftertaste, that only master craftsman can make. Non pasteurized with re-fermentation in the bottle.


RED GRIZZLY 

 
American  pale  ale, Alc 5,5% 

Reddish color, rich foam, spicy with citrus fruits fragrances and taste. Delicate bitterness fills pleasantly the tongue cells and flower scents dancing through your nose while having a long and lasting aftertaste. Non pasteurized with re-fermentation in the bottle.


HOLY STRENGTH 


Abbey  Triple,  Alc 9,0%

Amber color, thick and lasting foam with tense imprints on the glass, present an imposing and graceful beer. The red fruits and the nuts scents have the protagonist role. Fruity and spicy tastes of the hops lead you in a sensational apotheosis that continues with the long and intense aftertaste. A very unique beer that combines the two “schools” that we love. Non pasteurized with re-fermentation in the bottle.




Wednesday, 18 October 2017

PALIOKALIAS by KOKKINOS WINERY


We are happy to inform our friends worldwide that Stavros Kokkinos has recently released his new creation, a single vineyard P.D.O. Naoussa wine (Vintage 2014) by his privately owned vineyard at Paliokalias location at the slopes of Mount Vermion in the ourskirts of the historic town of Naoussa - the cradle of Xinomavro grape, undisputed kind of the Greek reds.

Paliokalias Kokkinos is available in an exrtemely limited number of bottles, so keep an eye on wherever you can find it and enjoy the definition of an outstanding Xinomavro.










Wednesday, 13 September 2017

September delight (Greek chicken gyros with yoghurt sauce)

Greek chicken gyros with yoghurt sauce



Now that summer holidays are history and most of us are back to our every day lives, we have chosen an authentic Greek dish from www.taste.com.au  for all of you to enjoy at home together with either a Greek wine or a Greek beer of your choice, in an effort to bring you back sweet memories of your trip to Greece....

(For those of you who did not chose to visit Greece this summer, it may would be a teaser  for the next summer...) 

This homemade flatbread really takes the chicken and yoghurt sauce to the next level! But if you’re pressed for time, just pop a packet of pita bread in your shopping trolley – or even better, souvlaki wraps if you can find them.

Enjoy! 

Greek Wine & beer tips 

 EXIS by ESTATE MANOLESAKIS 
(MALAGOUZIA & ASSYRTICO)  
PELAGOS by G.KARELAS
 (CHARDONNAY & MALAGOUZIA) 

VOLKAN SANTORINI BLONDE PILSNER BEER 









Thursday, 1 June 2017

VOLKAN ON THE ROCKS CAFE....Santorini's a million dollar view



SNAPSHOTS FROM THE RECENTLY OPENED 

"VOLKAN ON THE ROCKS" CAFE

OVERLOOKING THE SANTORINI CALDERA 

AND THE FAMOUS VOLCANO.

BE THERE !