Pear tart #Thaleró

This pear tart recipe uses fresh pears and a few pantry staples to make a sweet, fruity, deliciously simple dessert completely from scratch. A simple, frugal, tasty way to use up some pears when…


Festive partridge with quinces #Oíkade

In Greece and Cyprus partridges are a beloved type of game that’s usually cooked on the stove. Abroad, however, partridges are considered to be one of the best-quality and most sought-after gourmet…


Vegan Christmas Cake #Commandaria

This vegan Christmas Cake doesn’t compromise in taste. Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you, as this is a super easy recipe. It is a rich, moist and boozy vegan fruit cake, just perfect for…


Glühwein #PlayiáCuvéeSpéciale

Made with warm red wine and a variety of spices, Glühwein consumption peaks during this time of year, as not only warms us up, but also its smells and aromas are instinctually linked to these…


Rosé wine summer cocktails

Relax and wind down during the hot summer nights (or days!) with these refreshing rosé wine cocktails. Use our Rodambelo and Playia Rosé Dry wines to prepare yourselves little treasures in a glass!…


Cherry tomato, spinach, feta and herbs quiche #Playia Rosé Dry

A wonderful quiche with easy, homemade dough with ingredients already found in your home. Its delicious, full of flavour, filling makes it ideal as an appetiser, but also as a main course, if…


Fancy cocktails with #Zivania ‘Oenou Yi’

We look for them all year round, but during the summer months, a fancy, cold cocktail best accompanies our evenings and gatherings. Before a meal, as an aperitif, after your meal or without an…


Baked stuffed mussels #Pente Litharia

Baked stuffed mussels are a delicious appetizer or main course and are quick and easy to make! Serve along with a glass of Pente Litharia white wine from “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades”.…


Baked sea bream in the oven with vegetables and olive oil-lemon sauce #Xinisteri

The perfect seafood meal can only be improved by adding a stunning sea view on the background, and a glass of fine white wine on the side. Today’s menu includes fresh oven-baked sea bream and…


Nine reasons to love red wine

People of the Mediterranean have a wonderful relationship with wine. The sea breeze, the long summers and the love for a good glass of wine, accompanied by good friends, are all factors that helped…


Fried cod with potato-garlic mash #Pente Litharia

Fried salted cod with potato-garlic mash or in Greek Bakaliaros Skordalia is a Greek national dish, served on the celebration of 25th March. Enjoy with a glass of Pente Litharia by “Oenou Yi –…


Sweet potato garlic gnocchi #Rodambelo

The easiest and best way to make Sweet Potato Gnocchi! Serve it with a glass of the fine rose wine Rodambelo of “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades”. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes (600-650 g) 1 egg…


The Secrets of Wine Serving

Wine is a particular drink. It is produced with great craft and effort and this is what makes it so special. For this reason there are some technical rules that should be followed during serving –…


15 Famous Quotes including Wine

Philosophers, scholars, scientists, writers, poets, painters, filmmakers… Throughout the history of wine, which is so tightly linked to the history of humans, there have been numerous times…


Grape Harvest Season in Omodos

We dig it, we prune it, we harvest it, we squeeze its grapes, we drink the wine we sing and cry, visions and ideas mounting our head Nikos Kazantzakis, Askitiki Without viticulture there is no…


Beef and orzo casserole #Playia Cuvée Spéciale

“Giouvetsi”. Greek beef and orzo casserole an easy, filling dinner recipe that everybody will love! Serve with a glass of  Playia Cuvée Spéciale by “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades”.…


“Pour some water in your wine”. Why did ancient Greeks dilute their wine and what does the expression mean?

“Pour some water in your wine”, the Greeks usually say when found in an unpleasant situation where someone has to give in, compromise or forget some misunderstanding that led to a quarrel with…