by Markus Stolz

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Michelin Restaurant

byMarkus Stolz
May 23, 2011, 4 Comments

Today is a special day for me: Six months ago I announced here that a fine selection of Greek wines that I carry via 600bottles will soon be featured at the 3 star Michelin Restaurant Bareiss in Germany. I am very proud to announce that I have now received the order – the wines are already on their way.

In Germany, it is still rare to see high quality Greek wines listed at wine merchants, or non-Greek restaurants. The decision of such a very high class establishment to offer Greek wine is groundbreaking and potentially trendsetting.

The final selection includes different varietals from a number of wine regions and growers:

Thimiopoulos Ghi kai Uranos, 100% Xinomavro from Naoussa.

Gentilini Eclipse, 100% dry Mavrodaphne from the island of Cephalonia.

Gentilini Robola Cellar Selection, 100% Robola from the island of Cephalonia.

Gaia Thalassitis, 100% Assyrtiko from the island of Santorini.

Manousakis Nostos Syrah, 100% Syrah from the island of Crete.

Manousakis Nostos Roussanne, 100% Roussanne from the island of Crete.

My thanks go out to all the Greek winemakers who work so hard to produce such exciting quality. I am also very grateful to Juergen Fendt, the well-known Sommelier from the Bareiss Restaurant, who is a truly open-minded wine professional.

For general information of pairing Greek wines and food, please take a look at these suggestions by Konstantinos Lazarakis MW.

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  1. elloinosMay 24, 2011, 12:03 am

    Kosta, thanks for shooting out the link. The difference in perception of Greek restaurants in the US is a great lesson to be learned. In many parts of Europe, Greek cuisine is not really Greek at all, rather a totally diluted and cheap effort. My focus is on finding ways to get out of this dire Catch 22. Greek cuisine has so much to offer – and there are some serious chefs abroad who deliver big time. It is similar to the dilema Greek wine still fare. But I do see a change taking place, really am hopeful in the medium term.

  2. Paul DMay 24, 2011, 12:03 pm

    Well done Markus, that’s Germany sorted just the rest of Europe to do now!

  3. elloinosMay 24, 2011, 12:11 pm

    Paul ;) It is an important start, it certainly adds a dimension of seriousness. Would love for the UK to follow suit…