kostifali grapes

Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.

K is for Kostifali

Thank you to Evan Turner, sommelier and wine director at Krasi Meze and Wine and Committee Restaurant in Boston for joining us and sharing his expertise on the grape.  Evan is responsible for creating the wine list filled with incredible Greek wines. Evan fell in love with Greek wines when he lived in Greece for seven years when his stepfather taught English. He told us that “the nation captivated me immediately.”

The grape gained its name similarly to Merlot. from the word blackbird (kotsyfi) and is linked to the bird’s preference for its medium-sized berries.

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Kostifali on Winephabet Street

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