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What is a festive table without wine or something stronger?

Updated: Jan 13

The Christmas holidays are ahead of us already.


LAPO rose wine
LAPO rose wine

Let's see what Greece has to offer to the lovers of expensive and rare alcohol.

After opening various wine guides, we can tell that prices of Greek wines have gone up significantly. Though they certainly have a long way to go to reach those of the premium positions of Italy or France, the first ten selections of wines can be purchased at prices up to 200 euros per bottle.


LAPO rose wine
LAPO rose wine

But there are more expensive wines in some particular cases. For example for a bottle of LAPO rose wine, the starting price in restaurants is usually about 1200 euros.

It is especially made of exclusively organic grape of Moschofilero and Agiorgitiko varieties.

This wine is embottled and sold in a special bottle made of Burgundy double glass weighing 700 grams, which gives the wine aficionado, the feeling of a precious stone.

Not surprisingly, its winemaker named Elena Bavelli also designs jewelry collections.


LAPO rose wine
LAPO rose wine

Only 500-700 bottles of this rare wine are produced per year and each one of them it's numerate - as the French call it - with its own unique bottle number.



The next wine we would like to mention is the innovative Assyrtiko a white wine aged in the sea, from Gaia winery.


Assyrtiko aged in the sea, Gaia winery
Assyrtiko aged in the sea, Gaia winery

When the bottles were immersed into the sea off the coast of Santorini, the whole world was watching the event that was broadcasting live from BBC!


Assyrtiko aged in the sea, Gaia winery. live BBC
Assyrtiko aged in the sea, Gaia winery. live BBC

Wine skeptics considered it a farce, but those who actually tried this wine found out that the experiment has been a great success. Probably low temperatures, darkness and lack of oxygen played an important role. For its winemakers however, this step was very risky, considering that many bottles were broken within the first year. The thing is that when people see a bottle covered with shells and seaweed, they are in awe!


Assyrtiko aged in the sea, Gaia winery
Assyrtiko aged in the sea, Gaia winery

You can also have this experience if you're willing to pay the price of 230 euros per bottle.


We will complete this list with another strong drink - the Metaxa AEN Brandy at a price of just over 2,000 euros.


Metaxa AEN Brandy
Metaxa AEN Brandy

It consists of more than 200 blends from the famous barrel number 1, which are carefully stored in the cellars of the Metaxa distillery.


In case you're wondering what kind of glass do you need to taste such a drink, well if you happen to be a billionaire, you can pay attention to real antique bowls - kylixes of 490 BC.


kylixes of 490 BC
kylixes of 490 BC

kylixes of 490 BC
kylixes of 490 BC


One of these special bowls, created by the famous potter Hieron and hand-painted by the artist Macron, was sold last year at Christie's for $1,830,000!


kylixes of 490 BC
kylixes of 490 BC

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