Winter’s icy grip is a reality, but imagine more balmy climes (and drink-related wines) for an easy escape from seasonal woe. Deep blue Aegean seas, sun-drenched vineyards, a vinous repast overlooking the caldera of Santorini got your attention? Enjoy these delicious, affordable white Greek pours for a taste of a kinder season, and pair them with virtually anything on your table. Their versatility is part of what makes them sommeliers’ darlings.
Argyros 2013 Estate Assyrtico (Santorini); $35, 91 points.
Boutari 2013 Moschofilero (Mantinia); $16, 90 points.
Domaine Costa Lazaridi 2013 Château Julia Assyrtiko (Drama); $18, 88 points.
Domaine Sigalas 2013 Assyrtico (Santorini); $25, 90 points.
Gaia Wines 2013 Thalassitis Assyrtico (Santorini); $29, 88 points.
My Big Fat Greek Wine 2012 Dry White Moschofilero (Peloponnese); $15, 88 points.
Nasiakos 2012 Moschofilero (Mantinia); $16, 89 points.
Santo Wines 2010 Reserve Assyrtico (Santorini); $24, 89 points.
Spiropoulos 2013 Made with Organic Grapes Moschofilero (Mantinia); $17, 90 points.
Voyatzis 2013 Kyklos Moschofilero (Peloponnese); $12, 88 points.