- by Shawn, Eli’s Restaurant Group, Director of Operations
I travelled the other night to the western edge of Connecticut to attend a wine tasting night in Kent for the Kent Land Trust. The tasting was hosted by Kent Wine and Spirits, a store that has a very extensive and well thought out selection of wines; they have wines for every palette and pocketbook. They also had a staggering number of wines for us at this tasting; I must have counted almost 100 wines available to sample. I didn’t get a chance to partake of them all, thank God, as it’s about an hour and twenty minutes back to my house from Kent. But from the twenty five or so that I tasted, I discovered the wine that I am going to drink this Easter.
A 2010 Moscofilero from Domaine Skourasa in Greece. Yes, Greece. I know, I know, when people think of great wine countries they think France, Italia, USA – not Greece. But I tell you this wine is delicious. I was about fifteen wines into my voyage through the offerings when I came upon the Moscofilero and this wine gave my palette new life. I was told that the grapes are a pinkish/purple color on the vine which gives the wine it’s yellow-white hue (the juice is on the skins for about four hours). This wine is dry, crisp and has a pretty long finish, and best of all it just has great fruit! This wine matches Spring perfectly – clean and refreshing. Now I am just hoping that the weather holds out on Easter Sunday so I can put on my Easter bonnet, (well, not really) sit on my deck and enjoy my brand new Greek friend. Happy Easter to you and yours, cheers!