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OINOFILIA

A celebration of the food and New Wines of Greece

The Greeks might not have invented wine, but they’ve been making it, pretty damn well we might add, for a helluva long time. The Greek word for wine, oinos, forms part of the term oinofilia which actually means “a love of wine”. If you’re an oenophile, you’re someone who loves wine.

We have the largest Greek population in Melbourne outside of Greece itself, and they’ve brought us gyros and souvlaki, dolmades, saganaki, fetta and haloumi, and more.

They’ve also brought us Assyrtiko, Moschofilero and Xinomavro, and Vidiano, Savatiano and Kotsifali. We bet you’re not as familiar with this lot as you are with the former. But that’s where we come in.

OINOFILIA is a one-day festival celebrating the wines and food of Greece. We have over 30 producers from Greece showing off over 100 different Greek wines, giving you a chance to taste and learn and discover what this wonderful country has to offer.

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June 22, 2017

When we asked food media to pronounce Greek grape varieties

June 20, 2017 in WINE

Get to know your Red Greek Grape Varieties

AGIORGITIKO The most notable variety of Nemea. These wines stand out for their deep rep colour and aromatic complexity. Soft tannins in combination with acidity allow for both fresh, aromatic,…

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June 20, 2017 in WINE

Get to know your White Greek Grape Varieties

AIDANI Steely, elegant oral wines, with fresh acidity and round texture. Mainly found in the Cyclades Islands and most commonly used in Santorini blends to round out and soften the…

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June 20, 2017 in Updates, WINE

Easy to Drink, Hard to Pronounce…

Greek wines are easy to drink, but, for the uninitiated, they can be hard to pronounce. We asked a few wine lovers to give it a go… OINOFILIA presents: Pronouncing…

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June 14, 2017 in Updates, WINE

Wine List

Don’t worry too much if you haven’t heard of many (or any!) of these wines before. It’s what Oinofilia is all about – bringing you a selection of great wines…

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June 14, 2017 in FOOD, Updates

Menu

There’s a phrase used in Greece, “strosse to trapezi”, which means “Let’s set the table”. Food is such an important part of Greek culture – next to family, it’s the…

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May 11, 2017 in DISCOVER, INTERVIEWS, Updates

“There you go!” – The Greek Origins of Everyday Words

words by Mihalis Boutaris In the sequel of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, one of the grandsons of Gus, the stereotypical Greek-American patriarch, has fully adopted the habit…

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