In this episode, we’re all about the flavors of Greece. We sit with Tara Q. Thomas, who tells us all we need to know about Greek wine, from her favorite producers to the evolution of the pine resin in retsina wines. Below are her recommendations:

Xinomavro from Naoussa:

  • Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve Xinomavro

  • Kir-Yianni Naoussa Ramnista Xinomavro 

  • Argatia Naoussa Xinomavro

Assyrtiko from the Mainland:

  • Alpha Estate Florina Ecosystem Agia Kyriaki Assyrtiko 

  • Voyatzi Velvento Lefkotsiknias Assyrtiko

  • Nerantzi Serres Assyrtiko 


  • Gai’a Retsina Ritinitis Nobilis 

  • Domaine Papagiannakos Retsina

  • Mylonas Retsina

  • Kechris Retsina

Tara Q. Thomas is the editor at large of Wine & Spirits magazine and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics. Check out her other recommendations for Greek wines here.