Red Stag Agiorgitiko 2009
Made from 100% Agiorgitiko (don’t worry about the pronunciation for now), one of Greece’s two main indigenous red-skinned varieties, this accessible and great-value red from Domaine Spiropoulos’ vineyards in Nemea in the Peloponnese is one of the top-selling Greek wines in the U.S. Buy for $14.99
Thalassitis Assyrtiko 2010
The sheer cliffs which make up the rugged coastline of Santorini rises up out of the Agean sea, the remnants of an ancient volcano. The Thalassitis is composed of 100% Assyrtiko, the primary white grape of Santorini, is bone-dry and citrusy, with a subtle smokiness. In the World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancice Robinson, the Gaia Estate Thalassitis is cited as “an inspiring example” of Santorini wine.