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Wine Wednesday: Naha Bottles Signature Greek Wine

By Carrie Becker in Food on Oct 6, 2010 5:20PM

Photo Credit: Lara Kastner
Its good to have friends in Greece, especially friends of the winemaking, vineyard owning variety. Naha Sommelier and co-owner Michael Nahabedian's good friend, George Skouras, is helping him bring an obscure and interesting taste of Greek grapes to Naha diners.

Nahabedian recently toured Skouras' vineyards, including one of the most elevated vineyards in all of Europe, to scout the perfect grape to make his Naha private label wine. Always looking for out of the ordinary, Nahabedian chose to work with Skouras' Moschofilero grapes. This grape is indigenous to Greece and once poured into a glass "should produce a lavender aroma with a medium body, great acidity and an affinity for seafood" says Ted Diamantis, the wine distributor for all of Skouras wines. Given that most people's knowledge of Greek wine begins and ends with retsina and roditis, this should be an interesting and welcome change.

The first shipment is planned to arrive on Naha's wine list in February. We welcome the reprieve in the dead of our Chicago winter.