GOING GREEK: THREE WINES @ PECKHAM BAZAAR

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Photo from Rocket & Squash, a (really good) food journal

I’ve recently moved to Peckham and am discovering gem after gem of food and wine destinations. Last night, my housemate and I headed to Peckham Bazaar, a restaurant set up by Albanian John Gionleka. The food was the best Greek food I’ve ever had – and is firmly stamped on my favourite foodie destinations in London. We were so overwhelmed that we forgot to take pictures of the food, so I’ll review that next time round.

It’s aptly on the corner of Sturdy Road – reliable food on a sturdy road.

I did get a pic of the wines. The restaurant has an impressive wine list from small Greek, Bulgarian and Moldovan producers. The wines we tried were…

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Douloufakis ‘Dafnios’ Vidiano, Crete, Greece 2015

From the Vidiano grape, this wine is lovely and fresh, with a citrus and floral nose, with a slightly richer floral palate showing apricots and peaches.

Thymiopoulos, Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece 2014

Bright and lively red fruit flavours such as cherries, strawberries and black cherries, with quite a pronounced structure.

‘BLACK OF KALYVYRTA’, Tetramythos organic wine, Achaia, Greece 2014

Lovely white pepper nose with a spicy red cherry palate. Delicately chewy. Very moreish. Served chilled.

Thanks to the brilliant chef, John, and to the lovely Man Behind the Wine, Bowden.

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