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A flavour of Greek wine

A view of the Lantides Winery property Greece has one of the world’s longest wine-making traditions yet the wines only sprung onto theglobal wine scene in the past 30 years. There are over 300 native grape varieties, nearly all of them unknown in any other wine-growing country.

The Peloponnese, the southern-most tip of the Balkan Peninsula is a mountainous area with a rugged terrain and a mild Mediterranean climate moderated by both sea and altitude.

The family-run Lantides Estate was established in 1993 by Panikos Lantides who had studied winemaking in Montpellier and Bordeaux. The family farms 25 ha at 500-660m above sea level.

We have two of Lantides’ delightful wines available in store in August, available to purchase by the bottle or to taste by the glass on the terrace:

2022 Assyrtiko Malagouzia Little Ark, Lantides Estate, Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece

A 50:50 blend of two native varieties. Assyrtiko gives a vibrant freshness with  citrus fruit and Malagouzia adds bright aromatics of tropical and stone fruit with a herbal edge. Rich peaches and guava with fresh mint and lemons.

2022 Rose Moschofilero Little Ark, Lantides Estate, Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece

Moschofilero is a pink–skinned native variety with intense floral character. Dry and fresh with rose petals and redcurrants.

NEW – Dr Kavvadia Olive Oil

A remarkable olive oil from one of our favourite places on earth: Corfu. We spoke to owner Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias about the sustainable family farm he is building in memory of his grandfather.

Tell us about the origins of Dr Kavvadia Olive Oil

Dr. Kavvadia was my grandfather, an orthopaedic surgeon and olive oil aficionado. He bought our farm in the 50’s. Fast forward years later and my partner and I live and raise our family here. Dr. Kavvadia Olive Oil was born in 2012 and last year we opened for farmstay vacations.

What makes you excited on the farm today? 

We’re acquiring an olive press and will soon control every aspect of production. Nothing goes to waste: olives are made into olive oil, leaves become compost. Chickens bring us their tasty eggs and we use their manure to fertilise our organic vegetable garden. The cycle of life on the farm is exciting and holds an important lesson: life goes on no matter what!

Where are your favourite spots on Corfu? 

I love Old Perithia, an abandoned village on the top of mount Pantokrator. The north west coast is amazing, with breathtaking views and a forest of olive and cypress trees.

Food you can’t live without 

Has to be olive oil! Haha, what else! It is a flavour enhancer, as any fat is, but olive oil is also super healthy and natural. We use it on every dish we cook, instead of butter, as all Greeks do!

Favourite way to use olive oil 

Raw with fresh tomatoes, on toasted bread… Also raw on cooked dishes as it boosts the flavour! It goes really well with dark chocolate. Our friends at Corfu’s Cake Boutique are making macarons with our olive oil. Super tasty!

Currently available to purchase in store. 

WE’RE STARTING AN IN-STORE REFURB

We have some VERY exciting projects coming in 2024 starting with: doubling the size of our kitchens.

This will mean no hot meals or warm lunches, if you visit us in store, for a few weeks beginning on Monday, March 25th. Our terraced seating will remain open for coffees, cakes & bakes. You can still order bagels, sandwiches & salads inside at the deli to eat outside. And we hope to be back up and running for hot meals (and soon MORE) in a few weeks. 

DELIVERY ZONE INFORMATION

Local London Delivery

Due to the nature of our range, some items can only be delivered within the London area. If your order containers any flowers or fresh fruit then you will need to live locally to be able to have it delivered. Sushi is delivered within a 3 mile radius of our store.

Nationwide Delivery

All other goods can be delivered nationwide (excluding Highlands and Islands) via our partner couriers. There is a slightly larger delivery cost for this service outside of London.

Collection In Store

Everything on the store can be ordered for collection from our store. Orders must be picked up on your chosen collection date, and can be picked up from the store between the hours of 9am – 6pm, seven days a week. If your order was placed online, please bring your order confirmation when collecting.

Certain goods can be sent overseas, please call for more information.