Zoom Tasting: Thursday 25 November, 8pm
Two of our favourite new wines came as chance discoveries this year from an artist who had imported a few pallets from Moldova. Made from local grapes at a long-established winery they reminded us just what amazing value is hidden in these forgotten Eastern vineyards and just why their commercial obscurity shouldn't lead us to forget their historic importance. With that in mind we thought we would pick a Balkan troika for this month's Zoom tasting, delve deep into the wild East and enjoy the road less travelled. Alongside, the Moldovan white from Cricova, we are celebrating the latest release of a firm favourite that we have missed over the past year, Zagreus's rich, spicy Vinica Mavrud 2018 and will be contrasting it with the delicate but finely structured Naoussa Alta from star Greek winemaker Apostolos Thymiopoulos. Perfect winter fare!
- Visible In Visible Feteasca Alba 2020 £9.50
- Thymiopoulos Naoussa Alta 2018 £18.90
- Zagreus Vinica 2018 £17.30