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Taste New Wines of Greece

October 15th, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Taste New Wines of Greece

Sat, Oct 15, Poros

Taste and Learn: the New Wines of Greece with teacher extraordinaire Alan Uchrinscko, Poros sommelier and assistant general manager.
When Alan invites Slow Food Pittsburgh to taste wine, we jump (this is on short notice we know).
A Slow Food supporter, his wine creds are hefty and his advocacy deep and heartfelt for organic and biodynamic wines.
Tracking down the elusive wines of Greec e is no easy quest--
best left to searchers with clout and expertise.
If you've tasted wine with Alan before, you'll know to expect way more than your money's worth
in pleasure and understanding of
a place, its viticulture and foodways.
 
What: An informative Greek wine tasting
with authentic mezze appetizers.
Where: Festive al fresco setting on Poros's covered patio, weather permitting.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15.
Time: 3-5 pm.
Cost: $40 members, $42 nonmembers.
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Alan and Poros will introduce us to
six remarkable winemakers representing
the new face of Greek wine:
This means all but one are organic and/or biodynamic. Some boast certified regions of origin. One claims a place on the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Alan says: "We are featuring
indigenous grapes of Greece and the wineries of the future--
that means people farming sustainably and naturally.There will be two whites and four reds, accompanied by light mezze featuring Greek products from Slow Food's Ark of Taste.
 
ALSO:
One of the wines, Argyros "Atlantis," is made using
The mezze menu below offers a solid cross-section of Greece's Ark of Taste products.
 
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All tasters who stay for dinner receive $10 off an entree.
(We suggest the Poros grilled whole fish)
*If you plan to dine, be sure to make a reservation:
412 904-2051
Join us at the Slow Food table if you like!
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THE WINES
Domaine Sigalas "Aa" Assyrtiko-Athiri, Santorini "light-crisp white" Organic.
Thymiopoulos Malagousia "Boarding Pass", Northern Greece "Medium-bodied, aromatic white" Biodynamic.
Spiropoulos Agiorgitiko "Red Stag", Nemea, Peloponnese "light-bodied red" USDA Certified Organic.
Argyros Estate "Atlantis" Mavrotragano-Mandilaria, Cyclades (Mavrotagano is a Slow Food "Ark of Taste" product).
Kir-Yianni Xinomavro Blend "Yianakahori Hills", Imathia, Macedonia "medium red" AGROCERT.
Gentilini Mavrodaphne "Eclipse", Aenos Slopes, Cephaolnia "Full-bodied Red" DIO Certified.
 
THE MEZZE
Mediterra Mt. Athos bread, house-made pita.
Santorini Fava (an Ark of Taste product--a yellow-split pea dip in the style of hummus typical of Santorini and the Cycladic Islands).
When we get to the "Atlantis" Mavrotragano we will introduce a cheese plate with Feta and Sifnos Xinomizithra cheeses, Koreiniki olive oil (all Ark of Taste Products), kalamata olives and kumquats (PDO "Product of Designated Origin" from Cephalonia, the region in which the tasting ends).
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