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Grape and Oil: A Dinner with Yaya at Isle of Olive

By |2018-07-04T17:07:57+01:00May 30th, 2017|Events|

Date: Saturday 24th June Time: 7.30pm-11pm  Venue: Isle of Olive, 6c Ada Street, Hackney, London E8 4QU   We have teamed up with yaya, who will be cooking for you a great summer dinner, while we will be curating your wine choices according to the menu. This will be an intimate evening focusing on grape and oil. The menu [...]

Wine Tasting | Exploring Wines from the Greek Islands | 18th May

By |2018-07-04T17:07:57+01:00May 2nd, 2017|Events|

Date: Thursday 18th May Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm Venue: Isle of Olive, 6c Ada Street, Hackney, London E8 4QU   What first comes to mind when thinking of the Greek islands are images of sun drenched white villages nested in idyllic bays. But these mythical patches of land are also home to unique soils and grape varieties. Some of [...]

Greek Wine Tasting | Exploring Wines from the Peloponnese | 6th Apr

By |2018-07-04T17:07:57+01:00March 22nd, 2017|Events|

Date: Thursday 6th April Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm Venue: Isle of Olive, 6c Ada Street, Hackney, London E8 4QU   Named by Homer 'Ampeloessa' ("full of vines"), the Peloponnese sits at the epicentre of Europe's winemaking history. From the port and citadel of Monemvasia, wine's trade and tradition spread across the Mediterranean. This peninsula; home of Arcadian landscapes, [...]

Clean Monday

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+01:00February 24th, 2017|Knowledgebase, Recipes|

Clean Monday marks the start of the Lenten period for Orthodox Christians. It is a moveable celebration that always occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Easter Sunday, symbolising purity as on that day we start 'cleansing' our bodies and souls from all impurities, hence the name! In fact, during the week leading up to [...]

Greek Wine Tasting | Exploring Wines of Northern Greece | 23rd Feb

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+01:00February 4th, 2017|Events|

Date: Thursday 23rd February Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm Venue: Isle of Olive, 6c Ada Street, Hackney, London E8 4QU   Join us to explore the wines and grape varieties of Northern Greece on a journey from Epirus on the west, to Thrace on the east by way of Macedonia. Places where the Mediterranean meets the Continental climate in [...]

Product of the Month: Greek Red Saffron

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+01:00November 22nd, 2016|Knowledgebase|

If you find yourself in Kozani, near the village of Krokos, towards the end of Autumn you will witness one of the most beautiful sights; the land unravelling like a purple sea, the saffron cultivations! Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is one of the most beloved and precious spices of [...]

Tasting the Ecosystem : Soul of the Land : Greek Wine Tasting | 17th Nov

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+01:00November 4th, 2016|Events|

Date: Thursday 17th November Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm Venue: Isle of Olive, 6c Ada Street, Hackney, London E8 4QU   In this tasting we’ll explore how a given landscape (much beyond the vineyard), with its specific fauna e flora, encourages the development of certain aromas and flavours in wine. You will awaken your smell and taste buds to [...]

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